According to Deadline, Rob Reiner will be joining Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf of Wall Street, which has assembled a wildly impressive cast. This will be Reiner’s first appearance on the big screen in almost a decade as lately, he’s been staying behind the camera. In Scorsese’s upcoming film, he’ll play the father to Leonardo DiCaprio‘s character.
The Terence Winter penned script is based on the memoir of the same name and tells the story of “Jordan Belfort, a wheeling and dealing New York stockbroker who sees his career and personal life fall into shambles thanks to sex, drugs and alcohol.”
Reiner’s casting is an interesting/unexpected choice but still a welcome one. As mentioned above, Scorsese has done a great job casting the film and there are a lot of familiar faces that we can look forward to seeing here. It looks like DiCaprio will be surrounded with some very strong talent and though it may be premature to say this, I think that the film has serious awards potential.