Wall St avarice seems a pretty appropriate theme for Scorsese. I know the trailer's geared towards meatheads, looks a bit Social Network-y, but the story seems way less of a 'for hire' deal for Marty than ...New York New York, The Color of Money, Cape Fear, Shutter Island...
And this is his first film set in present-day New York since Bringing Out the Dead, that's reason enough to get excited. This is his city. He knows it well. He's not an outsider. I can't think of a better director to tackle this kind of material.
It's frustrating that he isn't making the pictures that really mean something to him, Irishman and especially Silence, but he's still one of the best craftsman going. The Departed might not be deep, but for me it's a far better viewing experience than Casino anyway. I cannot comprehend how anybody could hate a film that pairs Jack Nicholson and Ray Winstone as pantomime villains. Come on. What more do you want?
The real problem for me is just Leo. But slimy billionaire is a role I can see him nailing.