Alright, alright, alright. Few actors have had such a 180-degree career turn than Matthew McConaughey, and that’s just this year. The actor, known for few a great roles but mostly a rom-com lead, has taken a stellar path as of late, and it’s about to get better. We’ve seen him in the hilarious, perfectly cast role of club owner in Magic Mike, soon after he premiered Jeff Nichol‘s Mud and Lee Daniel‘s The Paperboy at Cannes. Then we have Richard Linklater‘s modest indie hit Bernie and William Friedkin‘s demented Killer Joe. Now the actor is jumping aboard one of the most-anticipated films of next year.
Deadline reports he has joined the film as Mark Hanna, boss and mentor of Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. He joins an already-stacked cast including Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Kyle Chandler, Cristin Milioti, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, Rob Reiner, Kenneth Choi, P.J. Byrne, Ethan Suplee, Max Hoffman, Katarina Cas and Jon Favreau.
Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos) penned the script which tells the true-life story of crime in the financial sector and the downfall of one of its top workers. With directors and comedians part of the cast, Scorsese seems to be having quite some fun filling the roles for this ensemble. As seen in his teaching of Alex Pettyfer in Steven Soderbergh‘s latest, McConaughey can pull off one hell of a mentor, so this should be some fun.
With production kicking off this month a 2013 release is certain.
With this year’s Cannes Film Festival halfway done, one of the clear highlights is Coens‘ 1960′s-set folk music tale Inside Llewyn Davis. Profiling a down on his luck musician (Oscar Isaac), whose natural talent indicates he is destined for success, the film is a vivid portrait of what it means to be a starving artist. In [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
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