More familiar for his comic genius in SUPERBAD and 21 JUMP STREET, some may have forgotten that Jonah Hill is also an Academy Award-nominee after his performance opposite Brad Pitt in MONEYBALL. It is most probably for this reason that Martin Scorsese has decided to cast Hill as Leonardo DiCaprio’s best-bud Danny Porush, in the iconic directors next; THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.
Based on Jordan Belfort’s best-selling biography of the same name, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET will document the rise and fall of the reckless, corporate stockbroker. His greedy lifestyle, including partying, prostitutes, alcoholism and drug addiction, ultimately led to risky investments, money laundering and a 2-year stint in prison for his part in the notorious $200 million ‘pump and dump’ fraud scheme.
This will be fifth time DiCaprio and Scorsese have collaborated after the previous GANGS OF NEW YORK, THE AVIATOR, THE DEPARTED and SHUTTER ISLAND. THE SOPRANOS and BOARDWALK EMPIRE writer/producer Terence Winter has adapted Belfort’s novel.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter