Matthew McConaughey joins Wolf of Wall Street

Movie Description(Click Here To Hide)
Academy award-winning director William Friedkin helms this dark comedy drama/crime thriller, which is written by Tracy Letts and adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winner's play of the same name. The plot concerns a young man by the name of Chris (Emile Hirsch) who panics upon realizing the size of his debt with a drug lord. Without the means to pay and aware his life is in jeopardy, he decides the only solution is to murder his evil mother (played by Gina Gershon) to collect the insurance money. Chris recruits his dad, his mom's ex-husband, to help him with the plan, and together the two hire a hit man by the name of Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey). Interestingly enough, the tough-looking quiet guy is actually a Dallas cop moonlighting as a contract killer. Juno Temple also stars in the role of Dottie, Chris's sister, who unwittingly gets wrapped up in her dad and brother's heinous murder plot.
August 3rd, 2012

Matthew McConaughey has joined the cast of 'The Wolf of Wall Street'.

The 'Magic Mike' actor has signed on to be part of a star-studded ensemble which also includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner and Kyle Chandler in the Martin Scorsese-directed movie.

The film is based on former broker Jordan Belfort's best-selling memoir and will see Matthew play Mark Hanna, the early boss and mentor of Leonardo's lead character.

The story - which has been adapted for the big screen by Terence Winter - chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Wall Street trader and depicts his hard-partying lifestyle and tumultuous personal life, which included battles against drug and alcohol addiction.

Riza Azis and Joey McFarland of Red Grannite are producing the movie along with Leonardo, Scorsese, Emma Koskoff and Alexandra Milchan.

The film is scheduled to begin shooting in New York this month.

Matthew can currently be seen in both 'Magic Mike' and 'Killer Joe' and also has 'The Paperboy' and 'Mud' ready for release.