Screenwriter Terence Winter Talks The Wolf of Wall Street

Posted on August 7, 2012
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When Martin Scorsese decided to take on a story about Wall Street, guns, drugs, and more drugs I was sold.

When Leonardo DiCaprio was chosen as the lead we all began to salivate. Now an entire A-List cast has been selected and the film is getting ready to begin production.

Terence Winter, who wrote the screen play for The Wolf Of Wall Street, briefly spoke about the film and it’s story.

Production begins tomorrow. That means Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin and others get ready for a wild ride.

“The Wolf of Wall Street, we’re actually very deep into prep on that and it starts shooting in New York on the 8th of August.”

Winter went on to say:

“It’s the true story of a guy named Jordan Belfort, based on his memoir. Jordan was an extremely successful stock broker in the mid-’90s, when he was in his early 20s, making upwards of $50 million a year. He had his own brokerage firm; he sort of skirted some of the security laws and ended up going to jail, had a rollercoaster ride of a life. He got into just about every drug on the planet, just unbelievable. It’s the comic, tragic, at times horrifying story of this rise and fall of a Wall Street whizz kid, and it’s just not like any other movie involving that subject matter and it’s going to be terrific.

“Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the film as Jordan. It was just an incredible book. I read it five or six years ago in less than 24 hours and I couldn’t put it down; the story is just unbelievable. It was a really fun script to write and I think it will be a terrific movie.”

Winter was then asked about the timing of the film and if now is the right moment for this project to be made:

“Yes, there’s certainly a lot going on in the world. If you think the mid-’90s were corrupt, hold that up to what’s going on now or what’s been going on since then.”

The film also stars Kyle Chandler, Cristin Milioti, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, Rob Reiner, Kenneth Choi, P.J. Byrne, Ethan Suplee, Max Hoffman, and Katarina Cas.

2 Responses to “Screenwriter Terence Winter Talks The Wolf of Wall Street”

  1. August 15, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    This is not a true story. The book was total fiction written by a demented inmate. Belfort barely made $50 million in his entire careeer. The screenplay is a farce, even further from the truth than the book. Belfort was never called “wolf”. Most people called him a stoned midget. All of this, plu a whole lot more, will come out before this movie is released.

    • David Berov
      August 16, 2012 at 2:24 AM

      If you say so. But you sound like you’re a contrarian for the sake of being one with a made up email address, from a BS website with a name made from the book.

      If you’re so confident why not come out and call the bluff of the book? I’d be more then happy to hear your side of the story should you provide proof of identity.