'Wolf of Wall Street' trailer shows Leonardo DiCaprio as an amoral stockbroker (+ video)

'Wolf of Wall Street' is based on a memoir by Jordan Belfort.

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    Leonardo DiCaprio will star in 'The Wolf of Wall Street' as stockbroker Jordan Belfort.
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Fresh off playing a man who made his own way in “The Great Gatsby,” actor Leonardo DiCaprio is now starring in director Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of the memoir “Wolf of Wall Street” as a stockbroker.

“Wall Street” is based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort, who went to jail for almost two years for crimes which included stock market manipulation.

DiCaprio plays Belfort, while other stars on board include Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, and Jean Dujardin of “The Artist.”

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Scorsese is teaming up with DiCaprio for the fifth time, having directed the actor in such films as “The Departed” and “Shutter Island.” 

The film is currently scheduled for a Nov. 15 release.

The movie’s trailer includes scenes of DiCaprio and Hill partying and a voiceover by DiCaprio that makes no apologies for his lavish lifestyle. His paycheck of $49 million a year really made him angry, DiCaprio says, “because it was three shy of a million a week.” McConaughey is seen encouraging DiCaprio. “Nobody knows if the stock is going to go up, down, sideways, or in circles,” McConaughey tells him.

But DiCaprio is also shown getting visits from the FBI.

“Was all this legal?” DiCaprio asks the viewer. “Absolutely not.” 

Check out the full trailer.

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