By Will Ashton
There has been word that Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street would be ditching its November 15 release date in favor of Christmas day, in order for the director and his editor to trim the film down to an appropriate length for the studio. But, today, the studio has officially confirmed that the movie will, indeed, be making the seasonal move.
There were some who thought (feared) that the movie would not be able to make a 2013 release at all, moving it completely out of the awards race. But Scorsese was making sure that he finished his film before November 29, as that is when he is heading to the Marrakech Intl. Film Festival.
The biggest question this switch brings is what is going to happen with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit? That was the film that was set to be released by Paramount, who is also releasing The Wolf of Wall Street, on Christmas day. Will they both be coming out then, or will it be moving to January as predicted? Also uncertain is whether this Christmas day release is a wide or limited one.
The Wolf of Wall Street will now be competing against The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 47 Ronin, August: Osage County, Believe, Grudge Match and the limited releases of Labor Day and The Invisible Woman.