Here’s some quick news to excite those who were disappointed a month ago that Martin Scorsese’s new film The Wolf of Wall Street was in talks of being pushed back until next year, crippling Leonardo DiCaprio’s chances of finally winning an Oscar. According to the LA Times, Paramount has decided to release The Wolf of Wall Street on Christmas day, this year. This news comes from three sources who are supposedly close to the project.
The film was originally going to be released later because of its running time of three hours, but Scorsese and his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker have been losing sleep over trying to cut the film down. As of now it is unknown what the running time will be, but either way expectations are high as Scorsese is one of America’s greatest directors and storytellers.
The Wolf of Wall Street was scheduled for a November 17th release date, but will now hit theaters on Christmas day. This may also push back Paramount’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit to a rumored January 17th, 2014 release.