After finally receiving an Emmy win for his beloved, long-running role on critically acclaimed series “Friday Night Lights”, Kyle Chandler is now setting out to conquer the big screen in a major way. Deadline reports Coach Taylor has added another big get to his growing pile of prestige projects and has joined the cast of Martin Scorsese’s latest, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Frequent Scorsese collaborator
Leonardo Dicaprio is set to play the lead role of Jordan Belfort in the film adapted by Terence Winter from Belfort’s own memoir: “By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius”; Jonah Hill of all people recently signed on to play his best friend and business partner, while Chandler will play the FBI agent who built the case against Belfort that led to his downfall and eventual imprisonment.
Chandler recently wrapped political thriller “Broken City” opposite Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe and was last seen on the big screen in JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg’s family alien actioner “Super 8.” He is currently filming Kathryn Bigelow’s Bin Laden thriller “Zero Dark Thirty” alongside Joel Edgerton and Jessica Chastain, and has another military thriller, Ben Affleck’s “Argo”, completed and awaiting release.