Martin Scorsese has confirmed that he will direct his
star Leonardo DiCaprio in long-gestating drama
The Wolf Of Wall Street.
Based on Jordan Belfort’s autobiographical novel, Wolf follows Belfort's rise as one of the most infamous names in American finance – a whipsmart stock-chopper who made thousands by the minute.
But the more he earned, the more he spent - on drugs, sex, and globe-scouring. Which means we should get to see DiCaprio sinking a 170ft motor yacht and crashing a Gulfstream yet. It’s basically Catch Me If You Can meets American Psycho .
Before making Wolf , though, Scorsese will helm Silence . Another book adaptation, this one is a Jesuit drama set in the 17th century, following two priests facing Japanese persecution.
Benicio del Toro, Daniel Day-Lewis and Gael Garcia Bernal have all been linked to the project at some point, though none of them have been confirmed or denied yet.
For now, Scorsese is finishing up work on his first 3D movie Hugo Cabret , and seems to be delivering on his promise that he wants to work quicker and get more done than he has in recent years.