Martin Scorsese heckled at Academy screening
The Wolf Of Wall Street might be earning rave reviews from critics on both sides of the pond, but it was less well received at a recent Academy screening, with senior members actually heckling the director during the event. It seems that some of the Academy’s older members didn’t take to kindly to some of the film’s sex-and-drug-fuelled content, with actress Hope Holiday updating her Facebook page with a scathing account of the evening. “Last night was torture at the Academy,” said Holiday. “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.” Sounds like that Best Picture gong might not be a particularly safe bet, then… The Wolf Of Wall Street will open in the UK on 17 January 2014.
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