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McConaughey joins ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

Thesp to play Mark Hanna in Scorsese pic

Matthew McConaughey has come on board “The Wolf of Wall Street,” directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

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.

“Wolf” is produced by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland of Red Granite Pictures, DiCaprio via Appian Way, Scorsese and Emma Koskoff through Sikelia Productions and Alexandra Milchan though Emjag Prods.

Red Granite owns the rights to Jordan Belfort’s memoir and is financing the film. Irwin Winkler and Georgia Kacandes are exec producers.

Terence Winter adapted the screenplay, which chronicles Belfort’s dramatic rise and fall on Wall Street.

“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.

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