THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, helmed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, may add 2012 Tony nominee Cristin Milioti (ONCE) to its cast; according to Variety, the actress is in negotiations for a role for the upcoming film.
DiCaprio will star as Jordan Belfort – the "Wolf of Wall Street." If the deal goes through, Milioti will play "Belfort's first wife, an Italian-American hairdresser who is devoted to her husband and heartbroken when he strays outside the marriage."
Red Granite Pictures owns the rights to Jordan Belfort’s best-selling memoir The Wolf of Wall Street, on which the film is based. Red Granite principals Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland are producing along with DiCaprio (Appian Way), Scorsese and Emma Koskoff (Sikelia Productions) and Alexandra Milchan (EMJAG Productions). Irwin Winkler and Georgia Kacandes will executive produce.
Terence Winter (“The Sopranos,” “Boardwalk Empire”) adapted the screenplay, which chronicles Belfort’s dramatic rise and fall on Wall Street, along with his hard-partying lifestyle and tumultuous personal life, which included drug and alcohol addiction.
Since the movie is slated to film in New York this summer, Milioti would likely continue to perform on Broadway as "Girl" in ONCE. ONCE, which opened on March 18, 2012, was this year's recipient of the Tony Award for Best Musical, as well as Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Steve Kazee), Best Book of a Musical (Enda Walsh), Best Lighting Design (Natasha Katz), Best Scenic Design (Bob Crowley), Best Direction (John Tiffany), Best Sound Design (Clive Goodwin), and Best Orchestrations (Martin Lowe). Milioti was nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Musical.
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is currently slated for an undetermined 2013 release; Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler and Jean Dujardin are also attached.