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The cast for Martin Scorsese's upcoming film 'The Wolf of Wall Street' is getting so massive and formidable that it's almost comical. The film, based on the memoir by Jordan Belfort, tells the tale of a less-than-upstanding stock broker and charts his rise as well as fall; Belfort's book adapted for the screen by Terence Winter ('The Sopranos'). So far, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, as Belfort, and features a supporting cast that includes; Jean Dujardin ('The Artist'), Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, and Jon Favreau. Now you can add Matthew McConaughey's name to that ever-expanding list. McConaughey will play Mark Hanna, a man who served as a mentor to Belfort early in his career. The film is expected to hit theaters sometime next year.
I am very happy to hear this. There are plenty of people who harbor dislike of McConaughey either because they think him dull or they have the sour taste of his rom-com work lingering in their mouths. Personally, I think the guy is a tremendous actor when paired with the right director. His turn in William Friedkin's 'Killer Joe' was spectacular and I even liked how unhinged and charming he was in Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike.' He was perfect for that role. I'm not sure you can ask for a better director than Martin Scorsese so I have no doubt he'll give a fantastic performance. Plus, the guy has proven time and time again that the unscrupulous mentor character is one he plays quite well; 'Magic Mike,' 'Tropic Thunder,' all the way back to 'Dazed and Confused.' This seems an apt fit for Mr. McConaughey.
What do you guys think? Are you excited Matthew McConaughey is joining the cast? Will you see 'The Wolf of Wall Street?'