DiCaprio plays another rich criminal in The Wolf of Wall Street

Originally published by Film Journal International

Paramount has begun building hype for Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest project, The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese. The first trailer for the film, slated to hit theaters November 15, released on Sunday. The Wolf of Wall Street is based on Jordan Belfort’s 2007 memoir of the same name. Belfort, a hedge fund manager, made hundreds of millions of dollars in the 1980s and ’90s through his brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont, until it was discovered that the firm was inflating stocks and committing fraud, as well as perpetrating other financial crimes. Belfort was arrested and spent nearly two years in prison.

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