DiCaprio stars next in Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf Of Wall Street alongside Jonah Hill and (reportedly) Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin. The Artist star is set to play a “suave Swiss banker involved in laundering illicit funds for the protag’s firm,” according to Variety (via cinemablend). The film, based on a true story, will follow Wall Street trader Jordan Belfort, involved in the high stakes world of Manhattan finances, combining his newfound passion with a serious desire to party.
This will be DiCaprio and Scorsese’s ninth film together, and the director told PARADE Magazine about the first time he met DiCaprio. ”I first heard about Leo from Robert De Niro. He told me in passing, ‘I just did this thing called This Boy’s Life with this kid named Leo DiCaprio. He’s really good. You should work with him some day.’ And he rarely says that,” Scorsese said.
“He’s always really kind about other people, but he rarely says I should work with somebody,” he added. ”I saw What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and I didn’t realize it was him and he was terrific. And then of course Titanic. I thought he was very good in that. So when the word came around that he liked my movies, and his participation in Gangs of New York was able to get that movie made, a very special relationship started.”