Paramount Pictures has debuted the first trailer for their upcoming crime drama The Wolf of Wall Street. The film is directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese and is based on the book by Jordan Belfort and screenplay by Terence Winter. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Spike Jonze, Jon Bernthal, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jean Dujardin, Ethan Suplee, and Kenneth Choi. The Wolf of Wall Street is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 15th.
In the film, DiCaprio plays Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 20 months in prison for refusing to cooperate in a massive 1990’s securities fraud case that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including mob infiltration. The film chronicles Belfort’s dramatic rise and fall, along with his hard-partying lifestyle and tumultuous personal life, which included drug and alcohol addiction.