Matthew McConaughey is about to trade his leather thong for a pinstriped suit. We may be guessing about the pinstriped detail, but the "Magic Mike" star has signed on for Martin Scorsese's latest, "The Wolf of Wall Street."
Adapted by Terence Winter (the scribe behind "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Sopranos") from Jordan Belfort's book, the crime drama follows a New York stockbroker who refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street that has links back to the mob… not that this story has any basis in real life or anything.
Leonardo DiCaprio will star as Belfort himself, the questionable stockbroker who just doesn't want to talk. McConaughey, for his part, will play Mark Hanna, Belfort's early boss and mentor. (Hey, if you're looking for a mentor, he's not a bad one to have.)
As reported by Deadline, the rest of the cast lineup includes Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie and Jon Bernthal to name a few. In other words, this movie should be pretty awesome.
Shooting is expected to begin this month in New York, which means it shan't be too long before we're reminded just how good McConaughey looks on-screen with his clothes on.