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Michael Hazanavicius' 'The Artist' made an enormous impact last year; earning itself Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Picture at the most recent Oscars. Now it looks as if star Jean Dujardin is setting himself up to work with another Academy Award winning director, not to mention living cinema legend, Martin Scorsese. The French actor is in talks to join Scorsese's 'The Wolf of Wall Street.' The film revolves around a stockbroker who served a 20yr prison sentence for securities fraud. The film is based on a novel, a memoir, by Jordan Belfort on whom the story is based. Dujardin would be playing a money-laundering Swiss banker named Jean-Jacques Handali. The Wolf of Wall Street currently stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Kyle Chandler.
I will be perfectly honest, I still have not seen all of 'The Artist.' What I have seen, I think is beautiful and I thought Dujardin's performance was inspired. I'm actually angry with myself for not following this project sooner. Saying Scorsese is one of my favorite directors is like saying a winning lottery ticket is a handy thing to have lying around. Somehow I just glossed over that he was working on this, but now that I've heard the synopses, I am pumped. Sinking yachts, criminal corruption, and the mafia? Only Scorsese can make the world of corporate banking interesting. I think Dujardin will make a great addition to the cast and I am eager to see the performance a master like Marty will be able to get from him.
What do you guys think? Are you interested in 'The Wolf of Wall Street?' Is Dujardin a good addition to the cast?