Nowadays Rob Reiner is best known as the director of Stand By Me, When Harry Met Sally and This Is Spinal Tap, but he started out as an actor, most famously on the sitcom All In The Family. Now he’s getting back in front of the camera, as Variety reports he’s in talks for Martin Scorsese’s financial drama, The Wolf of Wall Street.
Assuming a deal is finalised, Reiner will play Max Belfort, the father of Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jordan Belfort. Based on Jordan’s memoirs, the story follows the ups and downs of Belfort’s tumultuous run as a fraudulent stock broker in Long Island. The biopic will also focus on his personal demons, including addictions to drugs and alcohol, before he was locked up on securities fraud charges for 20 months.
Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, and Jon Bernthal also star. Martin Scorsese is directing from an adapted screenplay by Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter, based on Belfort’s 2008 memoir. Shooting is set to start this August in New York City.