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Scorsese cuts Wolf film for rating

Martin Scorsese has reportedly cut his film The Wolf Of Wall Street to avoid getting an NC-17 rating.

The award-winning filmmaker chopped some scenes of sex and nudity from the movie so that it could be given an R rating, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In the US, the NC-17 rating bars anyone under 17, while R means they can see the film with an accompanying adult.

Scorsese's movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was apparently on course for the more restrictive rating.

However, the director and Paramount met with the ratings board to make sure they knew what to trim to avoid that.

The Wolf Of Wall Street sees Leonardo play Jordan Belfort and follows his fast-dealing, drug-and-sex-drenched ways in the 1990s through the halls of Wall Street, which eventually led to him serving time in jail for offences related to stock market manipulation.

The movie - which also stars Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, Joanna Lumley and Jon Favreau - is due to be released in December.

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