Matthew McConaughey has had a good year with well received turns in Magic Mike and Killer Joe, and now the actor has joined the cast of The Wolf of Wall Street for director Martin Scorsese, according to Variety.
The actor will portray Mark Hanna, the mentor of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort. The based-on-a-true-story movie is about Belfort’s meteoric rise, where he made making millions selling phony stocks before he was arrested and sentenced to 22 months in prison for securities fraud. Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, Rob Reiner, and Jon Favreau also star.
Martin Scorsese is directing from a screenplay by Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter, adapted from Jordan Belfort’s memoir. Shooting will begin later this month in New York City.