Paramount lands ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

Studio will handle domestic distribution of Martin Scorsese film

Above: Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” this past August. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)

Paramount has acquired domestic rights to Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler, Christine Ebersole and Margot Robbie.

“Wolf” is produced by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland of Red Granite Pictures, DiCaprio via Appian Way, Scorsese and Emma Koskoff through Sikelia Productions. Alexandra Milchan is exec producing though Emjag Prods.

Red Granite owns the rights to Jordan Belfort’s memoir and is financing the film. Terence Winter adapted the screenplay, which chronicles Belfort’s dramatic rise and fall on Wall Street.

Red Granite Intl., led by Danny Dimbort and Christian Mercuri, is handling international sales.

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