He’s no longer on The Walking Dead, the guy’s got another Frank Darabont show coming up, and there’s now a role in the next Martin Scorsese picture — I’d argue things look good for Jon Bernthal. Variety, on the lattermost note, says the actor has landed some work in The Wolf of Wall Street, in which he’ll be play a role with two main descriptors: a money launderer, natch, and the drug dealer for Leonardo DiCaprio‘s character, Jordan Belfort.

There are a whole lot of drugs in Wolf, what with it being the tale of an ’80s stock trader who, you could argue, acts accordingly for his own time and profession. (This was also somewhat reflected in character details that emerged yesterday.) No matter how small or big Bernthal‘s role proves to be, this TV regular makes another surprising addition to one of 2013’s most promising outings.

Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Cristin Milioti, and Margot Robbie all co-star in the Terrence Winter-penned film, which will commence production in August.

There might be one film in Amber Heard and Gary Oldman‘s collective future. The duo had dropped out of Albert HughesMotor City earlier this month, but Variety have now learned that the former is likely to join the latter, Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth, and Lucas Till, all of whom will star in Robert Luketic‘s Paranoia.

The telecoms-based thriller — based on Joseph Finder‘s novel, and written by Jason Dean Hall — centers on a young, ambitious employee (Hemsworth) blackmailed by his boss (Oldman or Ford) into spying on their big, corporate rival. Heard, though given an atypical “love interest” role, will also be seen as an employee of “the other company”; this, of course, makes a big difference in his quest. (I bet they partner up to take down their respective employers.)

Paranoia is set to open on September 27th, 2013.

Does it seem as though Bernthal and Heard will fit into their respective films?

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