While he may have been silent in The Artist – and won a Best Actor Oscar for it – Jean Dujardin is set to prove that he can talk, as Variety reports that he’s in talks to star in The Wolf of Wall Street for director Martin Scorsese.
Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play Jordan Belfort (the film is based on Belfort’s memoirs), who made millions as a fraudulent stockbroker. The story follows his meteoric rise and hard-partying lifestyle, before he was eventually caught and sentenced to 20 months in jail for securities fraud. Jean Dujardin will be a Swiss banker who laundered money for Belfort. Jonah Hill is also onboard as Belfort’s best friend, which Kyle Chandler is portraying the FBI agent who busts him.
Martin Scorsese is directing from a screenplay by Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), adapted from Belfort’s autobiography. Filming will begin this August in New York City.