Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play former finance prince and drug enthusiast Jordan Belfort in the big-screen adaptation of Belfort’s memoir, “Wolf of Wall Street.”
Financing was locked up yesterday for the picture — Red Granite Pictures acquired the rights to the book and will produce the film.
Martin Scorsese is being floated as a possible director for the project.
No word on how DiCaprio’s commitment to this will influence development of the other scripts he’s shown interest in recently.
That to-do list includes an interpretation of “Conspiracy of Fools,” based on Kurt Eichenwald‘s book about an Enron employee who stumbles on in-house scandal.
The “Wolf” backdrop is nineties Manhattan hedonism — further supporting our theory that the decade is the hottest theme in Hollywood right now.