Wednesday, 25 September 2013


The rumour surfaced online yesterday, but it has since been confirmed: Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street will not be released in time for the Oscars this year, and will instead be released some time next year. It's the second potential big hitter from this year's upcoming awards-bait slate, after Grace of Monaco, to bow out of the race in the last few days; The Wolf of Wall Street may be less dramatic, Oscar-friendly material on paper, but then it is Martin Scorsese, and he's pretty fucking Oscar-friendly. The last time a Scorsese film was delayed until the next year was Shutter Island - a very good film, but it was also Scorsese's first non-Oscar nominated fiction film in eleven years. He'll be heading up the Marrakech Film Festival jury in November-December, and is reportedly not yet finished on the film, working alongside editor Thelma Schoonmaker, as ever. This is far from his baitiest film of late, but it may not need to be. Expect to hear more from this one for many more months.