Jon Favreau may be a much in-demand director but he hasn’t given up acting, and now Deadline reports that he has signed on for a role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.
Favreau will play a securities lawyer, although no further character details are known. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Jordan Belfort, a Long Island stock broker who made millions selling phony stocks in the 1980s. The story is adapted from Belfort’s memoir, which chronicles his rise and fall, including his bouts of substance abuse. Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, and Rob Reiner also star.
Martin Scorsese is directing from an adapted screenplay by Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire). Production is scheduled to begin next month in New York City.