Scorsese Opts For “Silence” Over “Wolf”

Things have come back around for Martin Scorsese who is now once again attached to direct the financial thriller “The Wolf of Wall Street” reports Vulture.

The story follows the rise and fall of a drug, alcohol, and sex-addicted brokerage firm operator Jordan Belfort. A multi-millionaire in the eighties, by the following decade he’s a federal-convict banned from the securities business for life for offences related to stock market manipulation.

Scorsese replaces Ridley Scott who himself replaced Scorsese when he opted to focus on other projects like “Shutter Island” and “Hugo Cabret”. Leonardo DiCaprio remains attached to play Belfort.

“Boardwalk Empire” creator Terence Winter penned the script and there was word Scorsese aimed to shoot the film independently this year. However Scorsese’s publicist insists that Scorsese is instead focused on his long-gestating adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel Silence as his next project after ‘Cabret’.

Jay Cocks penned that story about Jesuit priests in 17th century Japan who face persecution as they attempt to track down their mentor. Benicio del Toro, Daniel Day-Lewis and Gael Garcia Bernal were previously attached.