The excellent Terrance Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) has adapted Belfont’s memoir for Scorcese in something of an ideal match-up of writer, director and material: you can make a pretty unimpeachable argument that financiers have been the real gangsters of the last twenty years, making profits the Mafia could only dream of. Winter and Scorcese have plenty of experience of films dealing with themes of extortion and robbery, and DiCaprio looks like he’s perfectly cast as the good-looking, hubristic Belfont.
Jonah Hill is already attached and, following his acclaimed turn in Moneyball,, will be looking to further pad his credentials as a serious actor. Jean Dujardin is the latest name to be linked to the project, and he is likely to play a Swiss banker who finds himself involved in Belfont’s illegal schemes.
The film is slated to shoot in New York in August and that would mean we can expect to see it in late summer next year.
Source: Coming Soon