Wolf of Wall Street Release Pending

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The Wolf of Wall Street, the next highly anticipated collaboration between director Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, may be getting an even later release date than originally expected. Slated to hit theaters on November 15th, the film may now be being pushed back to an early release for 2014. Several factors have pushed Paramount to consider the change. The film is currently running at 180 minutes, not unusual for a Scorsese picture, but the length may be longer than the studio originally intended. There is also the question of further editing that needs to be done in order to avoid an NC-17 rating, which never ends well for the production company. Paramount actually encountered a similar problem back in 1990 when The Godfather Part 3 was originally given an NC-17 rating. Francis Ford Coppola and the producers had to go back and cut some of the more gruesome scenes in order to secure the R rating. No matter when the film is released, it’s sure to be a great one. The last collaboration between Scorsese and DiCaprio was The Departed (2006), which won the Oscar for Best Picture and earned Scorsese a Golden Globe for Best Director. It will be a bummer to have to wait to see Wolf, but I think we can all wait a few more months for Scorsese; he never disappoints!

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