'Wolf of Wall Street' Delayed; 'Jack Ryan' as Well?

The Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese's drama The Wolf of Wall Street, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, will not be able to make its November 15 release, according to The Hollywood Reporter, but there's a chance it may be ready by Christmas.

If so, Paramount will give Jack Ryan's December 25 slot to Wolf of Wall Street and move Jack Ryan back to January 17, 2014 in order for the Scorsese pic to qualify for the Oscars. If not, the studio will reschedule Wolf for sometime next year, probably in the fall for another go at the awards season.

According to THR's sources, the problem is that Scorsese's recent cut of the film clocks in at 3 hours, which is probably half an hour or an hour more than what is prudent. Scorsese will work with the producers to trim the running time to something more reasonable.

The Wolf of Wall Street is based on former stock broker Jordan Belfort's memoir about his time running a pump-and-dump investment company which resulted in him serving 22 months in prison. His life is reportedly the basis for the 2000 film Boiler Room, which stars Giovanni Ribisi and Vin Diesel.

Starring Chris Pine as the title character, Jack Ryan is Paramount's attempt to start over with Tom Clancy's spy series. Unlike previous movies, Jack Ryan is not based on any of Clancy's novels.

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