Excesses and fraud in the corporate banking world is the setting for Director Martin Scorsese’s new feature The Wolf of Wall Street.
The film is based on the true story of penny stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), and follows his rise to the high life and his ultimate fall from grace after defrauding investors in a massive securities scheme that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street.
Scorsese spoke about the making of the film in a conversation with Director James Gray (We Own the Night) after the DGA screening in Los Angeles on December 22.
Scorsese’s other works include the DGA Award-nominated feature films Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, The Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, and Hugo; the DGA Award nominated documentary George Harrison: Living in the Material World; the DGA Award-winning pilot episode of the dramatic series Boardwalk Empire; and the DGA and Academy Award-winning feature The Departed. In 1999, Mr. Scorsese was presented with the Filmmaker Award at the inaugural DGA Honors Gala, and he was honored with the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. He has been a member of the Guild since 1971.