By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire June 18, 2012 at 8:38PM
Young Australian actress Margot Robbie may be about to get a gigantic break. She is in talks to join the cast of “The Wolf of Wall Street” for director Martin Scorsese as the wife of the main character, Jordan Belfort, being played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Terence Winter ("The Sopranos") adapted the screenplay, which details Belfort's Wall Street travails, which included a high-flying lifestyle, drug and alcohol addiction, and eventually prison. Production is scheduled to begin in August in New York.
Red Granite Pictures owns the rights to Belfort’s memoir and is financing the film. The company’s Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland are producing along with DiCaprio, Scorsese and his Sikelia Productions partner Emma Koskoff, and Alexandra Milchan. Irwin Winkler and Georgia Kacandes are executive producers.
Repped by CAA and Management 360, Robbie starred on the ABC series “Pan Am” and the long-running Aussie series “Neighbours.” She has just begun filming the Richard Curtis feature comedy “About Time” for Universal.