Hollywood Stars Role-Prep at Bank of America

by Alyssa Oursler | August 23, 2012 11:39 am

Leonard DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have been spotted at Bank of America (NYSE:BAC[1]) — and not for a new day job. The two actors are starring in the upcoming film The Wolf of Wall Street and have been shadowing workers in order to prepare for their roles.

The movie is based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort — a New York stock broker who spent 22 months in a federal prison for running a scam.

DiCaprio is playing Belfort and trailed an employee on the the stock-trading floor to prepare. Hill plays the best friend and business partner of Belfort and shadowed “a lower-level, yet successful derivative sales associate,” NY Daily News reports[2].

Both men were reported to have left by lunchtime, but are expected to return soon. Filming is scheduled to begin in the near future, as The Wolf of Wall Street is slated to hit theaters sometime next year.

Apparently, Bank of America is the classroom of choice for actors learning about Wall Street corruption. While its hard to say if that’s good or bad for the company, one would think it will at least be good for the film.

The movie is being directed by Marin Scorsese, who also was behind recent hits The Departed and Shutter Island. Both those films also starred DiCaprio, who is the second highest-paid actor[3] in Hollywood.

Endnotes:
  1. BAC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=BAC
  2. NY Daily News reports: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/gatecrasher/leonardo-dicaprio-jonah-hill-a-hot-wall-street-play-director-martin-scorsese-article-1.1141560#ixzz24NmGZgos
  3. highest-paid actor: http://investorplace.com/2012/07/forbes-the-highest-paid-actors/

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