Huffpost Entertainment

'Wolf Of Wall Street' Trailer: Martin Scorsese Likes 'Yeezus' Too? (Or At Least Paramount's Marketing Team Does)

Posted: Updated:

Kanye West's "Yeezus" hasn't even had its official release yet (that's set for June 18), but one of the new album's tracks already accompanies the images of an upcoming movie: "Black Skinhead," meet Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in full posse mode, Scorsese's new film is based on Jordan Belfort's memoir about Wall Street excess gone Gatsby. (DiCaprio-as-Belfort throws a lobster at an FBI agent, played by Kyle Chandler.) In real life, Belfort founded the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont (the inspiration for "Boiler Room"), and later wound up serving 22 months in prison after being indicted on securities fraud and money laundering charges. In "The Wolf Of Wall Street," that likely happens too, but then there's also the scene where Matthew McConaughey tries to say fugazi right. So, the film is not necessarily a downer.

Then there's "Black Skinhead," with its driving, Marilyn Manson-y drums and Radiohead-y guitars. Points to the Paramount marketing team for getting on the Kanye train now; whether the next trailer will feature Jay-Z is, of course, unknown.

"Wolf of Wall Street" is out in theaters on Nov. 15. Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin and Margot Robbie all co-star. Cheers.

wolf of wall street trailer

  • 1
    "Numb/Encore" ("Miami Vice")
    "We get down, if the play calls for it."
  • 2
    "Heart Of The City" ("American Gangster")
    You can't prove that "American Gangster," an R-rated, two-and-a-half hour drama, opened with $43 million in ticket sales solely because Universal used "Heart of the City" in the trailer, but you can't not prove it either.
  • 3
    "Reminder" ("The Hangover Part II")
    As if you needed another reminder (groan) that "The Hangover Part II" was just a pale retread of "The Hangover," the marketing campaign used Jay-Z's "Reminder" to score many of the spots and trailers. At least the song is good.
  • 4
    "99 Problems" ("This Means War")
    Nothing says "edgy" conflict like "99 Problems." In addition to this early spot for "This Means War," the song also pops up in ...
  • 5
    "99 Problems" ("Taking Of Pelham 1 2 3")
    ... this trailer, and ...
  • 6
    "99 Problems" ("Tower Heist")
    ... this trailer.
  • 7
    "Power" ("The Social Network")
    Not as tied to "The Social Network" as that chorale version of "Creep" that was used in the first trailers, Kanye West's "Power" had its own effect on the Facebook movie. After all, even nerds look cool when Kanye is blasting.
  • 8
    "Power" ("Broken City")
    No one man should have all that power, especially when that man is Russell Crowe.
  • 9
    "Power" ("Limitless")
    See, "The Social Network."
  • 10
    "Empire State of Mind" ("Sex and the City 2")
    Concrete jungle.
  • 11
    "Don't Let Me Die" ("G.I. Joe: Retaliation")
    "In the immortal words of Jay-Z ..."
  • 12
    "Run This Town" ("The Fighter")
    Despite being an inspirational sports drama that featured score and some period appropriate '80s and '90s music, the television spots for "The Fighter" trotted out "Run This Town." The results? Kind of awesome, actually.
  • 13
    "Beware" ("The Dictator")
    Even the Borat-y jokes in the trailer for "The Dictator" look better with Jay-Z blaring on the soundtrack. Well played, Paramount marketing team!
  • 14
    "No Church in the Wild" ("Safe House")
    For the Denzel Washington-Ryan Reynolds action flick Universal used the "Watch the Throne" hit "No Church in the Wild" in its trailer.
  • 15
    "No Church In the Wild" ("The Great Gatsby")
    You crazy for this one, Baz Luhrmann!
  • 16
    "Oh My God" ("Gangster Squad")
    Gosling + Stone + Hova + this line: "I was just hoping to take you to bed."
  • 17
    "Brooklyn Go Hard" ("42")
    Warner Bros. has a thing for using anachronistic Jay-Z music cues in its trailers. "42" follows "Gangster Squad" and "The Great Gatsby" in this studio trend, not that anyone is complaining. This one is all swagger.
  • 18
    "Runaway" ("The Hangover Part III")
    From Jay-Z to Kanye ...

Around the Web

DiCaprio goes wild in 'Wolf of Wall Street' trailer

The Wolf of Wall Street trailer: Scorsese and DiCaprio reunite - video

Trailer: 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Hot Trailer: 'The Wolf Of Wall Street'

'The Wolf of Wall Street' Trailer: Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and ...

The Trailer for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street!

First trailer for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street starring Leonardo ...

Must Watch: Martin Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street' First Trailer

Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street Debuts Insane, Brilliant First Trailer

Box Office: Man of Steel breaks record for June openings

The Wolf of Wall Street Trailer: Filthy, Rich -- Vulture