Today it has been revealed by Deadline and Variety that Australian Pan Am star Margot Robbie and Tony nominated actress Cristin Milioti are both in talks to join Martin Scorsese‘s The Wolf Of Wall Street. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as real life stockbroker Jordan Belfort, and follows his “dramatic rise and fall on Wall Street, along with his hard-partying lifestyle and tumultuous personal life that included drug and alcohol addiction.”
Milioti is in talks to play Belfort’s first wife, an Italian-American hairdresser, while Robbie is in talks to play Belfort’s second wife Nadine, known as The Dutchess in the book, a role that Blake Lively was originally attached to. Though neither are 100% confirmed yet, production is set to begin in August so an official announcement shouldn’t be too far away.
I haven’t seen anything that Milioti has made though I have heard a lot of good things about her work, especially in regards to her Tony nominated performance in Once. Despite being a small role, this would definitely be a great career boost for her. As for Robbie, I’m a bit more familiar with her but I still would have preferred Lively in the role.