The Wolf of Wall Street might be delayed until 2014; will miss Oscar cut-off

Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese’s upcoming feature The Wolf of Wall Street was meant to be one of the big players at the upcoming Oscar race. Well, not anymore.

According to Showbiz411, sources close to the production have confirmed it will not meet its November 2013 release date.

The picture will now likely hit cinemas in 2014, making it ineligible for Academy Awards consideration (at least for this season).

The delay is reportedly due to the film’s lengthy runtime, with Scorsese and long-time editor Thelma Schoonmaker trying to keep it under two hours. (The rumour is that it’s currently sitting at three hours.)

Now, a three-hour Martin Scorsese movie hardly seems unusual, or even like something he’d try to avoid.

However, he’s apparently contractually obligated to deliver a two-hour cut to international vendors.

The delay is yet to be officially confirmed by Paramount Pictures. We’ll keep you posted.

The Wolf of Wall Street, based on Jordan Belfort’s memoir of the same name, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Matthew McConaughey.

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