To say that Martin Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street has had a few bumps along the way would be a serious understatement, with post production issues stifling the many release dates of the film. Now the Scorsese has clinched a ‘R’ rating and avoided the dreaded ‘NC-17’ rating by trimming nudity and sex scenes. The film has been reduced from 2 hours and 59 minutes, including credits to reduced to 2 hours and 45 minutes. Which would’ve classified it as the longest Scorese film beating Casino by a single minute.
At that length, Wolf of Wall Street has the distinction of being Scorsese’s longest film, beating Casino by a minute.
Wolf of Wall Street, fully financed by Red Granite Pictures and costing $100 million-plus to make, is based on Belfort’s memoir of the same name which weaves the tale of a disgraced Wall Street broker and hedonistic party boy. Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey also star in the movie, the film hits theaters Dec. 25th in hopes of being a major awards player.