"THE ARTIST" STAR JEAN DUJARDIN TO JOIN SCORSESE'S "WOLF OF WALL STREET"
- Jean Dujardin is in talks to join Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," TheWrap said.
Dujardin is white-hot following his Oscar-winning turn as a silent movie star in last year's "The Artist," and this would mark one of his first English-language films.
He would join an all-star cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, and would play a Swiss banker.
"The Wolf of Wall Street" is based on a memoir by Jordan Belfort documenting his hard-partying, hard-working, burning-the-candle-at-both-ends lifestyle as a big-shot stockbroker. Not that the good times last -- Belfort's story takes a downturn into alcohol and drug addiction and a massive securities fraud case.
Terence Winter of "Sopranos" and "Boardwalk Empire" fame adapted the book for the screen. Red Granite Pictures is backing the picture and will produce along with DiCaprio's Appian Way. Production starts this August in New York City.
Dujardin will next appear in "Möbius," a thriller co-starring Tim Roth, and the French comedy "Le petit joueur." He is represented by WME.
Variety first reported Dujardin's negotiations.
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