Rob Reiner Eyes The Wolf of Wall Street


Rob Reiner is in talks to appear in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter. He’d play the father of Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, also joining Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Jon Bernthal and Margot Robbie in the drama, based on Jordan Belfort’s best-selling memoir.

Terence Winter (“The Sopranos,” “Boardwalk Empire”) adapted the screenplay, which chronicles Jordan BelfortÂ’s (DiCaprio) dramatic rise and fall on Wall Street, along with his hard-partying lifestyle and tumultuous personal life, which included drug and alcohol addiction.

Red Granite principals Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland are producing along with DiCaprio (Appian Way), Scorsese and Emma Koskoff (Sikelia Productions) and Alexandra Milchan (EMJAG Productions). Irwin Winkler and Georgia Kacandes will executive produce.

Though Reiner launched his career as an actor (best known for playing Michael “Meathead” Stivic on “All in the Family”), he’s better known today as the director of films like This Is Spinal Tap, Misery, The Princess Bride and Stand By Me.

Production on The Wolf of Wall Street is slated to begin in August in New York.

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