The first trailer for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street has arrived, and it gives a startling glimpse at this tale of reckless decadence in the stock market's healthier days, courtesy of Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Leo DiCaprio stars as the New York stockbroker who became embroiled in a huge securities fraud case that looked to pull in some of the biggest names on Wall Street. If you're thinking this sounds like Goodfellas Goes Banking, then you're clearly on the same page as Scorsese, as this first trailer goes to great lengths to show just how much fun the good times were before the bubble burst and the FBI came a-knocking.
DiCaprio continues to produce his best work under Scorsese's direction, while the veteran helmsman is certainly kept on his toes by this vivacious, youthful cast that includes Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Shea Whigham, Spike Jonze, Jon Favreau and what looks to be another barnstorming performance from Matthew McConaughey. Could this be the film to finally bag the man an Oscar nomination? Or to win DiCaprio one for that matter?
Right now that's all besides the point, because The Wolf of Wall Street looks wacky and wonderful. Scorsese is looking as fresh, innovative and energetic as ever behind the camera, and judging from the superb use of Kanye West in this trailer, this could be the hippest flick to emerge from the financial crisis to-date. Check it out below: