For five seasons, Kyle Chandler gained rave reviews on "Friday Night Lights." The only problem was nobody actually watched it. Now, though, Chandler is turning that buzz into a big time movie career — and, according to Deadline, he's just landed his biggest role yet as a crusading FBI agent in the upcoming Martin Scorsese drama "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Looks like Chandler must have clear eyes and a full heart, because these days he just can't lose.
Based on the bestselling memoir by Jordan Belfort, "The Wolf of Wall Street" tells the story of how Belfort became a Wall Street millionaire by the age of 26 before losing everything in a downward spiral of drugs and other foolish nonsense. Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play Belfort, while Jonah Hill is on board to play Belfort's best buddy.
Considering both of those fellows are Oscar nominees and will be directed by legendary Oscar winning director Scorsese, it's safe to say that Chandler — who is also co-starring in upcoming films like "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" — is in really good company. Which just goes to show that television ratings aren't everything; sometimes doing good work actually does get you rewarded after all.
Now that's a lesson we think Coach Taylor would truly appreciate.