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‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Might Be Done in Time for Christmas After All

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As highly anticipated as Martin Scorsese‘s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street‘ is, the film has hit a bit of a snag, as Paramount isn’t confident it’ll be ready for its original November 15 release. Reports suggest the film might get pushed into 2014, leaving it out of this year’s Oscar race, but some new information could mean it might make it to theaters in time for Christmas.

Showbiz 411 reports that Scorsese and his¬†editor Thelma Schoonmaker are working as fast as they can to finish editing ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ by November 25, which would give Paramount enough time to market the film for a Christmas release. Not only that, but the director will leave to be a judge for the¬†Marrakesh Film Festival shortly after the November date.

The issue seems to be the running time; Scorsese’s current cut is 180 minutes long and needs to be shaven off a bit. If the task is a manageable one, then ‘Wolf’ will aim for release Christmas Day, while ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit‘ (originally in that slot) will be moved to 2014.

We’d certainly like to see ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ sooner than later, for both the Scorsese name and its dynamite cast — Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, Cristin Milioti, P.J. Byrne and Ethan Suplee. For one, this seems like McConaughey’s year — he not only impressed audiences with his more dramatic turn in ‘Mud,’ but he’s also receiving outstanding early buzz for his turn as HIV-infected heterosexual homophobe Ron Woodruff in ‘The Dallas Buyers Club.’ Including ‘Wolf’ in this year’s Oscar run would just send him over the top.

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is based on Jordan Belfort’s best-selling memoir from a screenplay by Terrence Winter. The film chronicles this former broker’s rise and fall on Wall Street mingled with his intense partying and drug and alcohol addictions. If this film were to be released this year, we’d be excited enough to do this …

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