Jonah Hill is in negotiations to join Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
The actor, usually known for his comedic prowess, will once again take on a dramatic role, after his Oscar nominated performance in last year’s sports drama Moneyball.
Hill will star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Jordan Belfort, a stock broker who experiences a dramatic rise and fall on Wall Street.
Hill’s character is Danny Porush, who is swayed by his best friend Belfort to abandon his furniture sales job and enter the lucrative yet volatile world of stock brokering.
Scorsese will direct The Wolf of Wall Street, which is based on Jordan Belfort’s best-selling memoir.
Terence Winter (The Sopranos) adapted the screenplay while Red Granite principals Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland are co-producing with DiCaprio (Appian Way), Scorsese, Emma Koskoff (Sikelia Productions), and Alexandra Milchan (EMJAG Productions). Irwin Winkler and Georgia Kacandes will serve as executive producers.
Jonah Hill will be on set in New York to film The Wolf of Wall Street in August.