“The Wolf of Wall Street” cast continues to grow, as legendary director Martin Scorsese prepares to start shooting the highly anticipated film this month.
Leonardo DiCaprio is confirmed to play the lead role based on a New York stockbroker named Jordan Belfort. Along with Leo the film will feature Jonah Hill who played an impressive supporting role in “Moneyball” alongside Brad Pitt, as well as Jean Dujardin who just won an Oscar for “The Artist.” If that wasn’t impressive enough, it was announced today that the film also signed Matthew McConaughey who recently has started acting in challenging roles. With movies such as The Lincoln Lawyer, Killer Joe, Mud, and Bernie, McConaughey has taken his acting skills to new levels.
“The Wolf of Wall Street” will showcase the life of Jordan Belfort a New York stockbroker who refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street.
Scorsese’s last brilliant piece of work was “Hugo” which was inspired by his young daughter. It received eleven Oscar nominations and won five awards on Oscar night. “Hugo” was rated PG, a rare rating for Scorsese films. This time around it looks like Scorsese will be back at it with a vengeance.
“The Wolf of Wall Street” is due in 2013, until then we wait for greatness to emerge.