[Movies] The Wolf of Wall Street Gets December Release Date
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.22.2013
Paramount likely to push Jack Ryan back...
The Los Angeles Times reports that Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street will be released on December 25 of this year, making it a late entry for this year's awards season. As a result, Paramount will likely push back Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, which was set to open that day, to early 2014.
The film is adapted from Jordan Belfort's memoir about the rise and fall of a trader in the 1980s and 90s. It was originally set to arrive on November 15, but Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker hadn't finished it yet. A recent cut of the film came in a three hours and Scorsese is hoping to cut it down. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort and also includes Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey.
Jack Ryan will likely arrive in late January. The film had new marketing materials released just a few weeks ago and has more interest after Tom Clancy's death. It's possible that Paramount could keep the film in December but usually studios try to keep their big releases apart for several weeks at least. Paramount will make an official announcement in the near future.
Paramount previously postponed Scorsese's Shutter Island from 2009 to 2010, but the film wasn't considered an Oscar contender. He did get nominations for his 3D film Hugo in 2011.
Wolf of Wall Street was financed by Red Granite (Friends with Kids, Out of the Furnace) and Paramount is the domestic distributor.