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Paris Premiere and Formula E

Leonardo DiCaprio & Venturi Automobiles team-up to launch tenth and final Formula E team also today is the Premiere of The Wolf of Wall Street in Paris.

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Venturi Automobiles today (9 December) announced a joint venture with award-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio to enter a team in the new FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully-electric race series beginning in September 2014.

Based in Monaco, the new Venturi Grand Prix Formula E Team has been co-founded by DiCaprio and Gildo Pallanca Pastor, founder of pioneering EV manufacturer Venturi Automobiles, together with Bert Hedaya and Francesco Costa.

Source: fiaformulae.com

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The Wolf of Wall Street – The Hollywood Reporter

In 2007, Leonardo DiCaprio won a bidding war against Brad Pitt for the rights to Jordan Belfort’s memoir The Wolf of Wall Street, which followed the downward spiral (and eventual jailing) of one of the Street’s brightest stars as he got hooked on drugs and prostitutes — while the FBI nipped at his heels. “It was almost like a modern-day Caligula,” says DiCaprio, who stars as Belfort alongside Jonah Hill as his henchman Donnie Azoff in a movie that also features Matthew McConaughey and Margot Robbie in prominent roles. The film held the promise of reuniting DiCaprio with director Martin Scorsese (The Departed), but nobody wanted to finance it until indie producer Red Granite Pictures agreed to fully fund the $100 million-plus drama, which Paramount is releasing domestically.

Source: THR

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Can ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Devour Oscar Competition?

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Following months of speculation on whether it would make it in time for the 2013 Oscar race, Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” finally started screenings for guilds over the weekend, beginning with a Saturday afternoon show for SAG nominating committee. And the response was as boisterous and wild as the ride on which stockbroker Jordan Belfort—played by Leonardo DiCaprio—takes the audience over the course of three hours. Yes, it’s official: The film runs three hours. But the crowd didn’t seem to mind, laughing enthusiastically up until the end.

Source: Variety

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Wolf of Wall Street gets a new release date

Martin Scorsese will finish The Wolf of Wall Street in time for Christmas. Paramount decided on a Dec. 25 release late Monday, after the filmmaker delivered a shortened version of the film that was screened for Paramount chairman Brad Grey, star Leonardo DiCaprio and other top Paramount executives, according to studio sources.

The movie charts the rise and fall of former Wall Street broker and party boy Jordan Belfort. Red Granite is fully financing and produced the drama, which is expected to be a player in this year’s awards race.

Wolf of Wall Street also stars Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, Cristin Milioti, P.J. Byrne and Ethan Suplee.

Scorsese’s initial cut of the movie was longer than 180 minutes, forcing Paramount to scrap the film’s original Nov. 15 release date in order to give the director time to trim the length. The film’s running time is now 165 minutes.

“Marty’s work is fantastic. He’s continued to work on it but now it’s officially going to be ready for Christmas Day and I’m delighted,” said Paramount chairman Brad Grey.

In its new home, Wolf of Wall Street goes up against The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 47 Ronin, Grudge Match and the Justin Bieber documentary Believe.

Source:HR