With the shoot scheduled for this summer, Martin Scorsese is busy filling out the cast of The Wolf of Wall Street. He’s already got Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill onboard, and now Deadline reports that Kyle Chandler has signed on too.
The film is an adaptation of the Jordan Belfort memoir, which follows the multimillionaire stockbroker through his dramatic rise and fall on Wall Street. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Belfort, who experiences a dramatic rise on Wall Street and gets lost in the drugs and excess of a hard partying lifestyle that comes hand in hand with all that money. His downfall is precipitous, as he spent 22 months in jail before straightening out his life.
Chandler will play FBI agent Coleman, who built the case against Jordan Belfort and took him down. Jonah Hill is playing Jordan 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. The script was adapted by Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter.