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Matthew McConaughey Joins Martin Scorsese's 'Wolf of Wall Street'

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August 2, 2012
Source: THR

Matthew McConaughey / 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.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments

1

NPR Had a good piece on McConaughey recently, wherein he gives some reasoning behind his recent choices of roles. http://www.npr.org/2012/07/29/157420409/matthew-mcconaugheys-year-of-acting-dangerously

Eric Spiegel on Aug 2, 2012

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I think Matthew is one of those actors who is 'bad', just someone audiences either like or pass. I never understood his popularity 'from a girls point of view' for How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days (I quite can't stand that film), but he's decent, and I'm happy he's turned up the notch on his dramatic roles and choices.

Katy Cacolice on Aug 2, 2012

3

great casting..so underappreciated

juancarlos on Aug 2, 2012

4

"You killed Amanda?!"

Dearsleazy on Aug 3, 2012

5

His credibility as an actor suffered after he kept starring as some shirtless himbo character in all those awful romcoms over the past 10 years.

rennmaxbeta on Aug 4, 2012

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