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Leonardo DiCaprio Is ‘Wolf of Wall Street’, With Martin Scorsese Directing (UPDATE: Matthew McConaughey)

Posted at August 2, 2012 by 0 Comment

[UPDATE #10] Matthew McConaughey is joining Scorsese’s cast Mark Hanna, “an early mentor to Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio)”.

[UPDATE #9] Jon Favreau has joined the cast of The Wolf of Wall Street. No other details are known. Jake Hoffman, son of Dustin Hoffman, has also joined the film as shoe designer Steve Madden.

[UPDATE #8] P.J. Byrne (Horrible Bosses) joins The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese, as “Wigwam” Cohen, “one of the gang of brokers that hang around with the Wolf himself Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio).”

[UPDATE #7] Rob Reiner is in talks to join Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street as Max, “the father of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort character.”

[UPDATE #6] The Walking Dead‘s dead Jon Bernthal has just joined Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street where he’ll “play a drug dealer and money launderer.” Bernthal was recently cast in Frank Darabont’s TNT series L.A. Noir.

[UPDATE #5] Looks like Leonardo DiCaprio is getting a second wife for The Wolf of Wall Street in Margot Robbie (Pan Am). She’ll be playing Nadine, “the wife of Jordan Belfort, the title character being played by DiCaprio.”

[UPDATE #4] Cristin Milioti has joined the cast of Wolf of Wall Street as Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife, an “Italian-American hairdessing wife, who is crushed by his infidelity.” Recently nominated for her role on the Broadway production of Once and has guest appearance on The Sopranos, produced by Terence Winter who wrote the Martin Scorses directed film.

[UPDATE #3] Jean Dujardin won a “Best Actor” award at this year’s Oscar for The Artist and will now find himself under the direction of Martin Scorsese and acting across Leonardo DiCaprio, Kyle Chandler and Jonah Hill. Dujardin will play ”a suave Swiss banker”.

[UPDATE #2] Looks like Friday Night Lights and Super 8 actor Kyle Chandler has also joined Wolf of Wall Street as FBI agent Coleman, “who built the case against Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) and took him down.”

[UPDATE #1] May 7, 2012 – Looks like Jonah Hill is going to continue that streak of roles in prestigious dramas. After his Oscar-nominated role in Moneyball, the actor has joined Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese in The Wolf of Wall Street. Hill will play Danny Porush, “”who is convinced by his future best friend and business partner Belfort to quit his job in furniture sales and enter the lucrative yet volatile world of stock brokering. The film chronicles the duo’s meteoric rise and colossal fall amid scandal, fraud and excess.”

[ORIGINAL] Based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street will team up once again Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. Effectively Scorsese’s recent muse, DiCaprio has appeared in numerous projects with the director that had some good (The Aviator), some bad (Gangs of New York) and the okay (The Departed).

As mentioned before, this latest collaboration is biographical of Jordan Belfort, who liked “a hard partying, drug addicted stockbroker who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering and served a 22-month federal prison stretch.” Read more about the film:

“By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called…”

The script is from Terence Winter who executive produced The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, to which Scorsese is also a producer. The Wolf of Wall Street will begin shooting in New York this August.

Source: Deadline

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