Martin Scorsese heckled at "Wolf of Wall Street" screening

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Based on the central character's real-life story, this Wall Street-themed crime drama is a big screen adaptation of a memoir of the same name directed and co-produced by Martin Scorsese. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, the former Long Island penny stockbroker who penned his experiences based on what he encountered during a massive securities fraud case of the 1990s. Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey star alongside DiCaprio in the 2013 biography film.
December 24th, 2013

Martin Scorsese was reportedly booed at 'The Wolf of Wall Street' screening.

The filmmaker's new black comedy was branded ''disgusting'' by senior Oscar voters at an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences screening held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Los Angeles, with one screenwriter allegedly confronting Scorsese after the event.

The risqué movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill is based on Jordan Belfort's real-life memoir of his rise to riches on Wall Street and contains explicit sex and drug-use scenes.

Veteran actress Hope Holiday scathingly wrote on Facebook: ''Last night was torture at the Academy - 'The Wolf of Wall Street' - three hours of torture. Same disgusting crap over and over again - after the film they had a discussion which a lot of us did not stay for.

''The elevator doors opened and Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese and a few others got out. Then a screenwriter ran over to them and started screaming, 'Shame on you'. Disgusting.''

A Paramount Pictures representative has since dismissed Holiday's version of events, calling them ''extreme'' and insisting there was no ''screaming'' and only a ''negative comment'' was made.

Nevertheless, the 'Wolf of Wall Street' has already received two Golden Globes nods and is expected to be nominated at the Oscars in 2014.

'The Departed' helmer Scorsese recently admitted his new movie wouldn't be to everyone's taste.

He said: ''It's brutal. I've seen it with audiences, and I think it plays. I don't know if it will be to everyone's taste - I don't think it will. It's not made for 14 year olds.''