Thesp to play Mark Hanna in Scorsese pic
McConaughey’s character, Mark Hanna, is the early boss and mentor of Jordan Belfort (played by DiCaprio). Cast includes Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, Cristin Milioti, P.J. Byrne and Ethan Suplee.
Red Granite owns the rights to Jordan Belfort’s memoir and is financing the film. Irwin Winkler and Georgia Kacandes are exec producers.
“The Wolf of Wall Street” begins shooting this month in New York.
McConaughey has been seen in “Bernie” and “Magic Mike” and stars in “Killer Joe” directed by William Friedkin. He starred in Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy” with Nicole Kidman and Jeff Nicols’ “Mud” with Reese Witherspoon.