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UPDATE: Scorsese back in the director’s chair for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET?

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 16th, 2011

UPDATE: The Playlist has revealed that while Scorsese looks to direct THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, his next film will actually be the Jesuit priest drama, SILENCE.

When the film was first announced, back in 2007, the man behind the long talked about adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s book, The Wolf Of Wall Street, was set to be none other than director Martin Scorsese.

Well, after that take on the beloved autobiography seemed to fall apart, the film fell into the hands of Ridley Scott, who last fall was looking at helming the project.

Now, however, Vulture has revealed that the film has not only apparently left WB, but that it’s also returning to the more than capable hands of Scorsese.

The outlet is reporting that the film is now being financed thanks to the efforts of Leonardo DiCaprio’s manager, Rick Yorn, and could even shoot as early as this June. DiCaprio himself is still very much attached to star in the film, which follows a stockbroker with a penchant for drugs, sex, and booze, who must deal with a fraud case he is roped into, and appears to be the film Scorsese will follow up his upcoming 3D film, HUGO CABRET, with.

What this exactly means for his film, THE IRISHMAN, which apparently has been slowly growing in momentum, remains to be seen. This one appears to be moving forward relatively fast, but it is yet to be seen as to where this one will fall within his upcoming slate.

What do you think?

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