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Could This Be Jonah Hill's Next Shot at Oscar?

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Funnyman-turned-Oscar nominee Jonah Hill is adding another serious movie notch to his belt.

According to Deadline, Hill has joined the cast of Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese's fifth movie collaboration, "The Wolf of Wall Street."

Hill, who was nominated for an Academy Award this year for his supporting role in "Moneyball" alongside Brad Pitt, will once again play the sidekick in "Wall Street."

The script for "The Wolf of Wall Street" (written by Terence Winter of "The Sopranos" and "Boardwalk Empire" fame) is based on Jordan Belfort's 2008 memoir of the same name, which chronicles his tumultuous rise and fall in the finance industry. Hill will portray Belfort's best friend who is encouraged to join him in the turbulent stock market business.

Scorsese and DiCaprio have worked together on four prior films, including "Gangs of New York," "The Aviator," "The Departed," and "Shutter Island."  This will be Jonah Hill's first collaboration with either of the two.

Hill, thankfully, is not altogether shedding his comedic bone for these acclaim potential films. He was recently seen in "The Sitter" and "21 Jump Street" and is attached to star in "True Story" and Seth Rogen's "The Apocalypse."

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