Paramount has just released the first trailer for Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf Of Wall Street, which looks like it could go down as one of the best trailers of 2013. The film marks the fifth time that he and Leonardo DiCaprio have collaborated together for a project, which definitely is giving off some awards buzz.
The trailer sets the tone from the moment that green band goes down and Kanye West‘s “Black Skinhead” starts to play. Ironically enough the premise of the film and the context of West’s song are pretty much one in the same: excess. For the rich, having more is never enough, and when I say excess, I mean crumpling up $100 bills, tossing them into waste baskets like their were used tissues, driving Lamborghinis recklessly, throwing massive parties, and lots of booze and lots women.
Check out the first trailer for the film after the jump.
There is a lot of energy being thrown around in this trailer, most of it used by DiCaprio, but it’s all fueled by West’s song. It’s a stylishly and devlishly fun trailer to watch; in fact, you could find yourself watching it multiple times just to digest it all, because there is a lot to take in.
DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker who rocketed to the top of his career at a very young age, only to see it all crumble before him because of the crimes he committed. Sure, it’s a nice rise and fall kind of story, but to see DiCaprio bust a move and throw money around like it was nothing is oddly fun to watch. There is even a brief moment in the trailer where he addresses the audience, which I hope is a common motif in the film.
Based on the memoirs of Belfort, The Wolf Of Wall Street also stars Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, and Kyle Chandler. The film will open in theaters on November 15, 2013.