"The Wolf of Wall Street" was originally scheduled for release on Nov. 15, but now even director Martin Scorsese isn't quite sure when the thing's gonna be ready or how it'll be trimmed down from its current 180 minute (yep, 3 frickin' hours) run time.
So, as of this moment, there simply is no release date for the latest Marty S. and Leonardo DiCaprio Dream Team reunion. Womp. But wait, there's more!
The Hollywood Reporter breaks it down like so: Paramount Pictures originally penciled this puppy in for a Thanksgiving-ish release date because
Leo deserves an Oscar, dammit it would be prime time for awards season consideration. But technically as long as the movie comes out before the end of the year, it's all gravy and the flick is still ripe for the Academy balloting.
Not surprisingly, the studio's totally willing to nudge its own little franchise rebooter "Jack Ryan: Shadow One" (the character previously appeared via various Alec Baldwin and Harrison Ford-ery in "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger," etc.) outta the way if Mr. Scorsese can get 'er done in time for a Christmas Day release. If that happens, the Keira Knightley, Chris Pine and Kevin Costner-led actioner'll scoot over to Jan. 17 because Marty & Leo > everything and everyone else ever.
Buuuut if Martin Scorsese can't get the movie edited down and ready to go in time for sleigh bells to start ringing, then it's off to sometime in the oblivion that is 2014 with "The Wolf" — which, do you remember how that kinda setback worked out for DiCaprio and "The Great Gatsby"? Sadface.
It's okay to be annoyed and/or a little sad about this delay news, 'cause we know you're just itching to see more of this:
So, the moral of the story is, no one call Martin Scorsese for the next couple of months so he can bang this thing out in time for Xmas, alright?
"The Wolf of Wall Street," an adaptation of Jordan Belfort's autobiographical "Catching the Wolf of Wall Street: More Incredible True Stories of Fortunes, Schemes, Parties, and Prison," also stars Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, Spike Jonze and Margot Robbie.
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