Paramount Finalising “Wolf,” “Jack Ryan” Dates

It has taken a few weeks, but at last it looks certain that Martin Scorsese’s financial drama feature “Wolf of Wall Street” will be finished in time for a Christmas Day release.

Three separate sources tell The L.A. Times that the Leonardo DiCaprio-led film will be able to make it into the Oscar race, but in doing so there’s a casualty – the franchise reboot “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”.

That film, which was to open at Christmas, now looks certain to be an early 2014 release – potentially as early as late January. Finalised dates are expected to be announced by the studio later this week.