Jon Bernthal Joins Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’
This cast gets better and better! TheHollywoodReporter bring word that Jon Bernthal is the latest actor to join the growing cast of Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’ Bernthal, probably best known for his spectacular performance as Shane Walsh in ‘The Walking Dead,’ is set to play a drug dealer and money launderer in the film which also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Kyle Chandler, and Margot Robbie. ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is lead by DiCaprio as Belfort, a man who experiences a dramatic rise on Wall Street, and gets lost in the drugs and other excess of a hard partying lifestyle that comes hand in hand with all that money. His downfall is precipitous, and he spent 22 months in jail before straightening out his life. Chandler will play FBI agent Coleman, who built the case against Belfort and took him down. Hill plays Belfort’s close friend and business partner who’s persuaded by Belfort to quit his job in the furniture business to jump into volatile world of stocks. Dujardin is in talks to play Jean-Jacques Handali, a suave Swiss banker involved in laundering illicit funds for the protagonists firm. Finally, Robbie is reportedly playing the films female lead, Nadine, the wife of Belfort. Based on Belfort’s 1990 best-selling memoir of the same name, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ brings Scorsese and DiCaprio together for their fifth feature collaboration.
Terence Winter (‘The Sopranos,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire’) adapted the screenplay for ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’ Production on the film is slated to begin in August in New York. With a celebrated career now spanning six decades, Martin Scorsese is one of the most influential filmmakers in cinema history. A cinematic master, his works include such iconic films as ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Taxi Driver,’ ‘Mean Streets,’ ‘Raging Bull,’ ‘Casino,’ ‘Gangs of New York,’ ‘The Aviator,’ ‘Shutter Island,’ and ‘The Departed.’ The acclaimed director, producer and screenwriter is one of the most decorated filmmakers of all time and continues to delight critics and audiences alike with his most recent work, ‘Hugo,’ a multiple Academy Award winning film that not only marked the director’s first foray into 3D but is also his first adventure film for all the family. Expect further details and additional casting appointments soon.
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