Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rob Reiner is your father, Leo and Jon Bernthal rises from The Walking Dead

It's been a long time since Rob Reiner worked as an actor. Some of y'all are old enough to remember him as Meat Head in the game-changing tv series, All in the Family (moi? I'm not sayin'). Lest your hearts be breaking for this failed actor, (in which case, you really must be young) Reiner went on to much bigger and better things as the director behind some mega successes - and that's both box office and critically. For example: The Princess Bride, A Few Good Men, Stand By Me, When Harry Met Sally, This is Spinal Tap, Misery, The Bucket List, and The American President. All in all, a pretty amazing resume!
He's done a bit of acting along the way probably as a favor to an old friend or for something that really intrigued him. Certainly not for the money!
Is Martin Scoresese an old friend or does Reiner just relish the chance to play Leonardo DiCaprio's poppa in the upcoming The Wolf of Wall Street. That's the movie based on Jordan Belfort's memoir of the same name. Dicaprio plays Belfort natch.

Not so naturally for some of you, Jonah Hill has been on board for awhile, cast as one of Belfort's unsavory buddies. Scorsese is certainly doing some interesting casting as Hill, even with his MoneyBall nomination behind him, wouldn't be most peoples' first choice for this kind of part.

Margot Robbie - she was in the failed Pan Am - is in talks to play DiCaprio's wife.

And lucky Jon Bernthal who was stunningly killed off in The Walking Dead has just been cast as a drug dealing, money laundering baddie. I guess it's true what they say how when one door closes, another one opens.
Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos and a bunch of crummy tv shows) wrote the script based on Belfort's book. Shooting begins in August in New York.

2 comments:

  1. This post hooked me in with the reference to The Walking Dead - I loved that show so much though it creeped me out at the same time!
    Glad to see Jon has got more work to look forward to.

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  2. That show has a HUUUUUUGE fan base. I'm happy for him - Hollywood can be a fickle lady!

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