Jon Bernthal, who you know might better as everyone's favorite best friend from AMC's hit series, The Walking Dead, will be joining the cast of Martin Scorsese's new film, The Wolf of Wall Street according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is based on the memoir of the same name by famous ’90s stockbroker and white-collar criminal Jordan Belfort. The book details a chronicle of corruption and excess on Wall Street as well as the shady business practices and partying that accompanied them.
Belfort's exploits were also the inspiration for the 2000 film Boiler Room, starring Vin Diesel. And while that movie was actually kind of fun, I have a suspicion that Scorsese will probably craft a more emotionally taught drama that does better justice to the interesting circumstances of Belfort's rise and fall.
While Hugo was a delightful adventure it's nice to see Scorsese returning to somewhat familiar territory with this film while still branching out with his other project in pre-production, the religious historical drama Silence.
Leonardo DiCaprio is booked to play Belfort himself, and will be joined onscreen by Jonah Hill, The Artist's Jean Dujardin, and Friday Night Lights' Kyle Chandler. Bernthal is slated to play a money laundering drug dealer who, like Shane, is probably relatively untrustworthy and a terrible friend.
The Wolf of Wall Street is currently planned for release sometime in 2013.