Legendary director Martin Scorsese has been on the prowl. And might have scored not just one, but two leading ladies for his latest Leonardo DiCaprio flick, The Wolf of Wall Street
The word is out: Cristin Milioti (above) and Margot Robbie (pictured below) are being closely eyed for potential roles in the movie about Jordan Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 20 months in prison for his widespread corruption and mob infiltration.
According to The Film Stage, Cristin Milioti is next in line to play Belfort’s ex, the lucky lady Nadine. Whereas his current on-screen wife so says Vulture with a larger role in the movie, may be played by Margot Robbie.
So, who are these actresses? Well, Cristin Milioti is actually a Tony Award-nominated star of a Tony Award-nabbing hit and smash stage production, Once. You might not be familiar with her because her immersion in Broadway has kept her away from movie screens until now. Nevertheless, the adaptation of John Carney’s 2007 musical classic saw Milioti nail the role of The Girl and so convincing was her Czech accent onstage that she almost convinced us that she was at least vaguely European in real life. Not so, though: She’s a Jersey girl! Milioti might have struck a familiar chord with you because she’s also made appearances on TV series such as 30 Rock, The Sopranos, and Nurse Jackie. She also looks strikingly similar to Alyson Hannigan in my opinion, which could account for some confusion.
With clear performing credentials, Milioti would undoubtedly be perfect the role of Leonardo DiCaprio’s first wife. If she accepts the job, she’ll have to bear DiCaprio’s conniving, slimy on-screen character. Sounds like it would definitely take some acting talent to endure. It’s something that DiCaprio’s on-screen current wife will have to put up with, too… Which brings me on to Margot Robbie:
Who is this girl? She’s perhaps best recognized for her role as Donna in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. Since then, she’s had a couple of movie and TV roles under belt, including the part of Laura Cameron in the American period TV drama Pan Am, about air stewardesses operating in the early 1960s. Apart from that, however, there’s not much worth noting in terms of acting credentials. It seems strange, then, that Scorsese hunted her out and wants her for the larger of the two female leads. Perhaps it’s all down to that magic smile…
These certainly seem to be two very lucky ladies. The Wolf of Wall Street is set to be released in 2013 and, as its created by Terence Winter (famous for Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos), this Scoresese film is, unsurprisingly, set to be a hit.