The newly-released trailer for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, gives a first glimpse at Martin Scorsese’s new crime thriller about the wealth of Wall Street moguls in the 1990s.
“The Wolf of Wall Street” is based on the memoir of former stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent 22 months in federal prison after being found guilty of securities fraud and money laundering in 1998.
Fresh off his “Great Gatsby” success, DiCaprio, who plays Belfort, again is painted as a party king of monstrous wealth – except this time his backdrop is Wall Street during the booming ’90s.
The trailer, set to Kanye West’s thumping “Black Skinhead” track, shows DiCaprio in expensive suits, crumpling up $100 bills and throwing them into the trash, carrying a chimpanzee through an office, throwing wild pool parties, playfully tossing money at FBI agents who come aboard his yacht – and yes, the champagne flows.
The film, which will be in theaters on Nov. 15, marks DiCaprio’s fifth collaboration with Scorsese. Alongside DiCaprio are Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey and Jon Favreau, among others.