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Leonardo DiCaprio a howling success in 'Wolf of Wall Street' trailer

June 17, 2013 at 10:05 AM ET

Somebody really likes to see Leonardo DiCaprio flaunting his wealth -- at least, in the movies. The man who just recently was "The Great Gatsby" has turned up again as a man with more money than sense -- and is completely dazzling in the rip-roaring, star-packed trailer for Martin Scorsese's upcoming film, "The Wolf of Wall Street."

The trailer features just about every wild image you've read about or invented in your head about the worst of Wall Street's excesses. First, there's the hubris: "The year I turned 26, I made $49 million, which really pissed me off because it was just shy of $1 million a week," says DiCaprio in character as Jordan Belfort, whose life and times in on Wall Street in the 1990s is the subject of the film.

Then there's the outrageous grandiosity, including parties (and a monkey!) on the trading floor, dwarf-tossing (cue outrage) and FBI agents sniffing around. All of which is set to Kanye West's "Black Skinhead," keeping the tension and craziness at a fever pitch.

And then there's the terrific cast, as Scorsese -- who has collaborated with DiCaprio four other times -- is one of the few directors in the business able to pull in almost anyone he wants to appear in his films. (FYI, the script is written by "Boardwalk Empire" creator "Terence Winter.") In just over two minutes, we get glimpses of Matthew McConaghey (as a chest-thumping boss), Jonah Hill, "Walking Dead's" Jon Bernthal with incredible facial hair and "Friday Night Lights'" Kyle Chandler; the film also will star Jean Dujardin and Rob Reiner.

If the name Jordan Belfort -- or this story -- sounds familiar, it is. Belfort (who is now a public speaker) wrote about it in his memoirs "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "Catching the Wolf of Wall Street," and his firm inspired the 2000 film "Boiler Room."

"The Wolf of Wall Street" will be in theaters on Nov. 15.


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