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Jake Hoffman on ‘Wall Street’; Mariah Carey In Quincy Jones-Scored ‘Butler’; Tory Kittles Boards ‘Olympus’

Written by on July 26, 2012 

Update: TheWrap also says Ethan Suplee and Katarina Cas have been signed for the project, with the former playing a trader, Chris Knight, and the latter having been pegged to appear as someone named Carolyn. You can read the original story as follows.

It might very well be my most anticipated film of next year, so excuse me if any casting item gets my immediate attention. But when the lineup is this eclectic and potential-filled? You’d be a fool to complain.

Next up for Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street is Max Hoffman (you might know his father); the actor will play famous shoe designer, Steve Madden, who must have helped Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) look good as he stole your money. And, boy, will Belfort be doing a lot of that[Deadline]

The Wolf of Wall Street also stars Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Kyle Chandler, Cristin Milioti, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, Rob Reiner, Kenneth Choi, P.J. Byrne, and Jon Favreau. With the film expected to start filming in a few weeks, a 2013 opening is in the cards.

In the urine-soaked wake of The Paperboy, it completely eludes me how Lee Daniels is getting more and more people for The Butler. Yet, just a couple of days after Liev Schreiber put his name on the dotted line, BlackFilm tell us Mariah Carey is reuniting with her Precious director; meanwhile, Variety has heard that the one and only Quincy Jones will be composing the film’s score. It just keeps going and going.

The report does not say who Carey will be playing — merely that she has a part in the first place — nor does the composer news have me expecting anything other than some soulful music to accompany all the White House serving. The Butler has just started filming, and will star Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, David Oyelowo, Alan Rickman, John Cusack, Nicole Kidman, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz, Alex Pettyfer, Robin Williams, and Alex Manette.

Finally, THR says Tory Kittles (Sons of Anarchy, Miracle at St. Anna) is the next actor to come aboard Antoine Fuqua‘s Olympus Has Fallen. His role, as far as I know, will not be on the same scale as Gerard Butler‘s heroic secret service man, though it is similar; we can expect to see him as one of the security details to Aaron Eckhart‘s President.

The rest of Olympus is filled out by Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Robert Forster, and Ashley Judd. Shooting is already underway.

Has The Wolf of Wall Street been shaping up strongly for you as of late? What about The Butler and Olympus Has Fallen?

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