Leo DiCaprio & Martin Scorsese: Teaming Up for “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Posted Thursday April 19, 2012 1:05 PM GMT

They’ve worked together before on films like “The Departed,” “The Aviator” and “Shutter Island,” and now Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are joining forces for “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

According to a report, the “Titanic” stud and the “Goodfellas” director will team up for the project, based on the Jordan Belfort book of the same name.

Riza Aziz, the Red Granite Films honcho, told press, “Everything about this film plays to Martin Scorsese’s genius and visionary storytelling.”

“At its heart, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is about the rise of new ‘modern’ gangsters in New York. Wall Street gangsters that redefined excess, greed and arrogance. We’re excited to see Mr. Scorsese take the reins of this visceral, tumultuous ride.”

Shooting is scheduled to commence this August in New York City.

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