June 14, 2012

The Artist star Jean Dujardin is in talks to join the cast of Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, Variety reports. He’d join Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill in the film, based on Jordan Belfort’s best-selling memoir.

Terence Winter (“The Sopranos,” “Boardwalk Empire”) adapted the screenplay, which chronicles Jordan Belforts (DiCaprio) dramatic rise and fall on Wall Street, along with his hard-partying lifestyle and tumultuous personal life, which included drug and alcohol addiction.

Dujardin would play a Swiss banker who becomes involved in Belfort’s illegal dealings.

Red Granite principals Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland are producing along with DiCaprio (Appian Way), Scorsese and Emma Koskoff (Sikelia Productions) and Alexandra Milchan (EMJAG Productions). Irwin Winkler and Georgia Kacandes will executive produce.

Production on The Wolf of Wall Street is slated to begin in August in New York.

(Photo Credit: Brian To / WENN.com)

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