After playing a tap dancing and smiling his way into Oscars heart in The Artist, Jean Dujardin’s next role will be of a slightly darker hue. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the Frenchman will be joining Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Emmy winner Kyle Chandler in The Wolf of Wall Street. Dujardin will play Jean-Jacques Handali, a money-laundering Swiss banker. The Scorsese directed project, is about a stock broker who served 20 months in prison for participating in a massive 1990s securities fraud that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including mob infiltration.
DiCaprio is set to play the villainous stock broker and Hill will play Danny Porush, who is convinced by his future best friend and business partner to quit his job in furniture sales and enter the lucrative yet volatile world of stock brokering.
Production on the film is set to begin in August in New York.
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