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The Wolf of Wall Street Casts Jon Favreau

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23:  Director/executive producer Jon Favreau attends the Premiere of Universal Pictures "Cowboys & Aliens" during Comic-Con 2011 at San Diego Civic Theatre on July 23, 2011 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese's next entry in his magnificent filmography — which, throw up a quick hosanna, won't be in 3-D! — has cast actor-director Jon Favreau (Elf, the first two Iron Mans) as a securities lawyer. At this point, you'd be safe assuming the story's based on a preposterous number of noteworthy stars all being cast together, but it's surprisingly about Leonardo DiCaprio playing real-life shady stock broker turned imprisoned stock broker Jordan Belfort.

Photo: Frazer Harrison/2011 Getty Images