Matthew McConaughey Joins Martin Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street'
Over the past couple years, Matthew McConaughey has made some pretty bold choices for his roles on the big screen, most of them not being all that high profile. The Lincoln Lawyer was his biggest release in 2011 and Magic Mike looks to be his most popular film of 2012, but you can also catch him in Jeff Nichols' Mud, William Friedkin's Killer Joe, and Lee Daniels' The Paperboy. Currently the actor is looking pretty thin to play a man stricken by HIV in the 80's in an unknown project, and now THR reports he'll be joining Martin Scorsese's Wolf of Wall Street as a mentor to Leonard DiCaprio's main character. More below!
The film is an adaptation of Jordan Belfort's memoir of the same name, adapted by "Boardwalk Empire" scribe Terence Winter, and follows a Long Island penny stockbroker (DiCaprio) who served 20 months in prison for refusing to cooperate in a massive 90's securities fraud case that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the banking world, including the mob. McConaughey's character is named Mark Hanna, and in addition to mentoring DiCaprio's character, he's also one of his early bosses. McConaughey joins an interesting assembly of talent including The Artist star Jean Dujardin, Kyle Chandler, Jon Favreau, Ethan Suplee, Rob Reiner and Jonah Hill. As always, I can't wait for another film from Scorsese.