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Jon Favreau Joins The Cast of Scorsese’s, The Wolf of Wall Street

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 07/25/2012

The Wolf of Wall Street Casts Jon FavreauDeadline Reports Jon Favreau has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’ The film is loaded with talent. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, and Jon Bernthal, just to name a few.


The Wolf of Wall Street is based on Jordan Belfort’s book. Belfort played by Leonardo DiCaprio  founded one of the first and largest chop shop brokerage firms in 1987, was banned from the securities business for life by 1994, and later went to jail for fraud and money-laundering, delivers a memoir that reads like fiction. It covers his decade of success with straightforward accounts of how he worked with managers of obscure companies to acquire large amounts of stock with minimal public disclosure, then pumped up the price and sold it, so he and the insiders made large profits while public investors usually lost. Profits were laundered through purchase of legitimate businesses and cash deposits in Swiss banks. There is only brief mention of Belfort’s life before Wall Street or events since 1997. The book’s main topic is the vast amount of sex, drugs and risky physical behavior Belfort managed to survive. As might be expected in the autobiography of a veteran con man with movie rights already sold, it’s hard to know how much to believe.


The Wolf of Wall Street


Terrence Winter adapted the screenplay about the New York stockbroker. Winter’s credits include Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos. He’s a fine writer and a great producer in his own right. Now with the addition of Jon Favreau,  The Wolf of Wall Street has a superb amount of filmmaking talent on board. It should be a fine film. As of now, the film is set for a may 2013 release. Look for a trailer in late Fall or around Christmas.


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