You can call it cherry picking or just greedy casting, but Martin Scorsese keeps adding superior actors to the roster of supporting roles for his bestseller adaptation The Wolf of Wall Street
Now, Scorsese has picked himself a cherry with an accent: Variety reports that Academy Award winner and quintessential Frenchman, Jean Dujardin, is in talks to join the altready more than solid cast, consisting of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Kyle Chandler.
Normally, whoever Scorsese wants, Scorsese gets, so it’s strictly a matter of time when Dujardin’s casting is confirmed.
-star would play charming, even slightly slimy Swiss banker Jean-Jacques Handali, who introduces protagonist and amoral Wall Street shark Jordan Belfort (DiCaprio) to the wonders of Swiss tax law. Its a small, yet absolutely suiting role for the Gallic star, who can play ‘charming’ on autopilot.