Jordan Belfort is the latest to prove that if you lead a life of crime, deceit, drug abuse and reckless behavior, Martin Scorsese will eventually want to make a movie about you. Wait, no. That’s a horrible lesson. (Why can’t you just remake Gandhi, Marty?)
Poor role models aside, Scorsese is teaming with his frequent-flyer Leonardo DiCaprio to make The Wolf of Wall Street, a chronicle of the life and misadventures of Belfort. The subject is a former white collar criminal who defrauded his way, via a Boiler Room operation, into a fortune that funded a life of endearingly free-wheeling exploits like intoxicated helicopter pilot-ry and intoxicated yacht sink-age, and the legitimately despicable act of child endangerment.
The dynamic Scorsese and Di Caprio duo have been considering the project for some time; but it is now official. Boardwalk Empire‘s Terrence Winter is writing the script.