Could Both ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘Jack Ryan’ Be Delayed?

By September 25, 2013
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What is with all the shuffling this month, Hollywood? Your purely hypothetical day planner must look like a complete mess, just all sorts of red ink and crossed-out events. First Pixar moved The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory, then Illumination shoved off its Minions to another year, then Grace of Monaco was unceremoniously dropped into next spring, and now we might have to wait for both The Wolf of Wall Street and Jack Ryan? This aggression will not stand, man.

InContention passes along word that (unsurprising considering this is often the way director Martin Scorsese works) the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring film currently exists as a “typically massive first cut” that has “elements that would easily yield an NC-17 rating.” Oops! With Paramount execs just getting their first look at the material last weekend, and with a November 15 release date looming, the outlet’s Kris Tapley muses that the film might ultimately get the shove – perhaps taking the Christmas release date of Paramount’s other big upcoming film, Jack Ryan. 

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THR echoes those sentiments, reporting that “insiders say Scorsese’s cut of the film is 180 minutes long, and that he’s currently in discussions with his producers about how to shorten the running time.” As of now, it seems that Scorsese and his producers “are hoping that the movie, based on former broker Jordan Belfort’s best-selling memoir, will be completed by Christmas in time for an awards run.”

Sources added that should that Christmas push happen, Jack Ryan would indeed by moved – to January 17, giving it some holiday traffic, thanks to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend.

Sure, neither move seems disastrous, but we just really wanted to see DiCaprio and Jonah Hill party super hard before the holiday season – it seemed like the only appropriate way to kick off the festivities.

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Kate Erbland
Kate Erbland is a staff writer for movie news and reviews at GeekNation. Her work can also be found at Film School Rejects, ScreenCrush, Vanity Fair, The Dissolve, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, amNewYork, New York Daily News, Dame Magazine, Mental Floss, Film.com, MSN Movies, and Boxoffice Magazine. She lives in New York City with two cats, two turtles, one boyfriend, and a frightening number of sensible canvas totes.
  • Patricia McAlister

    Leonardo DiCaprio is amazing in every movie he is in, and i suspect The Wolf Of Wall Street is gonna be a big hit movie.