Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street' Will Be Finished for Release This Year
Fans of Martin Scorsese had their year rattled a bit when news surfaced that Paramount Pictures might have to delay his forthcoming film The Wolf of Wall Street from the November 15th release date to sometime in December. However, there was a chance that if the film wasn't done in time, it could end up being pushed to 2014, which was even more worrisome. Now Showbiz 411 reports that Scorsese and his editor Thelma Schoonmaker are hard at work on cutting the film (the initial cut was around three hours) for a release on Christmas Day this year with a new deadline to have the film completed by November 25th.
The deadline is crucial, because it still gives Paramount enough time to make a big marketing push for the Christmas release, but more importantly, following that deadline, Scorsese goes to the Marrakesh Film Festival where he's the head of the jury. We'll be happy to see Scorsese's new flick stay in awards contention, however, this new move could screw over one of Paramount's other anticipated releases. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (which just released a trailer) is set to release on Christmas Day, and in our last report, it was said that if Wolf of Wall Street lands in December, the Chris Pine led action thriller will get pushed to January 17th, 2014. That's a terrible release date, but at least it's a guaranteed box office victory.