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Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street Adds Matthew McConaughey

Source: Deadline
August 2, 2012

Matthew McConaughey has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, Deadline reports. He'll play Mark Hanna, an early boss to Leonardo DiCaprio's character.

Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Jon Bernthal, Rob Reinger Jon Favreau and Margot Robbie also star in the drama, based on Jordan Belfort's best-selling memoir.

Terence Winter ("The Sopranos," "Boardwalk Empire") adapted the screenplay, which chronicles Jordan Belfort’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.

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

McConaughey recently appeared in Magic Mike and Killer Joe, both currently in theaters.

(Photo Credit: WENN.com)





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