Scorsese & DiCaprio Sink Teeth Into Wolf

Martin Scorsese is looking to direct Leonardo DiCaprio in the film adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s upcoming tell-all autobiography “The Wolf of Wall Street” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

“The Sopranos” scribe Terence Winter is onboard to write the project which DiCaprio and Scorsese will produce though their Appian Way and Sikelia Productions reports Variety.

In “Wolf of Wall Street” DiCaprio would play Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 20 months in prison for refusing to cooperate in a massive 1990s securities fraud case that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including mob infiltration.

The question now is where “Wolf” stands on the list of Scorsese’s multiple potential directing projects which include rock & roll epic “The Long Play”, historical drama “Lost Duel” and an adaptation of the kiddie novel “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”.