Jon Favreau Lands Role in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’
While we won’t see a new movie from Jon Favreau the director for a while yet, Jon Favreau the actor seems busier than ever.
Favreau has just landed a role in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ director Martin Scorsese’s film based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort, a former Wall Street stockbroker who spent nearly two years in jail for market manipulation and securities fraud. According to Deadline, Favreau will play a securities lawyer opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Jean DuJardin (‘The Artist’), Jon Bernthal (‘The Walking Dead’) and others.
Favreau was recently seen in ‘People Like Us’ and will show up in two movies almost simultaneously next May: the crime comedy ‘Identity Thief‘ and the Marvel blockbuster ‘Iron Man 3.’ Of course, Favreau also directed the first two ‘Iron Man’ films, but is content to simply reprise his role of Happy Hogan this time and let Shane Black do all the heavy lifting.
Favreau’s last feature as a director was the poorly received ‘Cowboys and Aliens,’ but he did helm the pilot for the upcoming Bad Robot sci-fi series ‘Revolution,’ and is also apparently going to direct the film version of the smash Broadway musical ‘Jersey Boys.’ His project for Disney, ‘Magic Kingdom,’ seems to be stuck in development at the moment, with no news for quite some time.
‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ does not have a release date yet but is scheduled to arrive in 2013.