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Aug032012

Alright, Alright, Alright! McConaughey Signs on for 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Oh me? I'm just livin'. L-I-V-I-N. How you doin'?The cast for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming drama, The Wolf of Wall Street, keeps loading itself up with big stars.  Variety reports that Matthew McConaughey has signed on for Marty's new big screen take on the greed and corruption of famed '80s stockbroker Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. McConaughey is signed on play the role of Mark Hanna, a former employer of Belfort.  He joins an ensemble already filled with talent of the likes of Leo, Jean Dujardin, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, and Rob Reiner

This news comes on top of what’s been quite a year for Mr. McConaughey, already having done excellent turns in Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike and a leading role in Jeff NicholsMud.

Wolf is based on the true story of ’80s stockbroker Jordan Belfort who spent nearly two years in jail for stock manipulation, among other charges.  He was as well known for his debaucherous, hard-partying lifestyle as he was for scamming millions of dollars out of his investors.  His story was also made into the 2000 film Boiler Room, starring Vin Diesel and Giovanni Ribisi.

Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire) wrote the script and it's nice to see his collaboration with ol' Marty extending beyond television.  The film is slated for release sometime in 2013.

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