French best actor winner Jean Dujardin, who, as you can see from the banner picture, used to star in some wacky French comedies, is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Dujardin would join the already-cast Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, hopefully as a character named “DOOG LOSS FAR BONKS.”
Terence Winter (“Boardwalk Empire”) adapted Jordan Belfort’s memoirs, which chronicle his rise and fall on Wall Street, along with his hard-partying lifestyle and tumultuous personal life.
Dujardin is in talks to play Jean-Jacques Handali, a suave Swiss banker involved in laundering illicit funds for the protag’s firm.
Hmm, a Swiss character, eh? I don’t know. I know we Americans just think of everyone from anywhere else as “foreigner” without distinguishing much between individual countries, but Jean Dujardin couldn’t seem more French if he was driving a giant snail with a baguette for a gear shift. He’s not even French, he’s Fronch, that’s how French he is.
Kyle Chandler is set to co-star as the FBI agent who built the case against Belfort and took him down. [Variety]
Calling it “The Wolf of Wall Street,” it’s hard to avoid the perceived similarities between this and Oliver Stone’s Wall Street movies. But even if it’s the same story, I’ve always been curious to see what Wall Street might’ve looked like if it hadn’t been directed by a slimy pornographer like Oliver Stone. I guess the other option would be for Tarantino to direct and have Harvey Keitel to star as a guy who keeps trying to put his money in dead n**ger storage.
“Um, I’m afraid that’s not a real place, Mr. Wolf.” “Please, call me Winston.”