What is going on in the “Wolf of Wall Street” trailer?

by Michael Hunley. 0 Comments

The trailer for the latest collaboration between Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street," has been released, and ... I don't even know.

There's Leo throwing lobsters and glasses of orange juice, and there's a monkey, and Leo tossing a little person, and Matthew McConaughey pretending he's a real actor, and Leo stealing one of Bea Arthur's moves from the "Golden Girls" credits, and Leo popping and/or locking, and, perhaps most surprising of all, Leo not putting on one of his patented and unnecessary accents.

The entertainment blog Vulture even devoted an entire post to the craziest .gifs from the tiny little trailer, which appears to be a bizarre mash-up of the previews for "Spring Breakers" and "The Bling Ring," the opening credits of "Miami Vice," and the non-murder-y parts of "American Psycho."

It's based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort, a New York stockbroker in the 80s who spent 22 months in jail for his crimes detailed in the film, and stars just about everybody. Seriously, EVERYBODY is in this — Jean Dujardin, Coach Taylor from "Friday Night Lights," Rob Reiner, Shane from "The Walking Dead," Jonah Hill, Joanna Lumley, Spike Jo— wait ... Joanna Lumley is in this?! Patsy from "Absolutely Fabulous!?" Well, NOW I'll be seeing this movie.

And whether you're super pumped up for this or skeptical of its kinetic style, I think we can all agree that it'll be better than DiCaprio's "The Great Gatsby."

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