Matthew McConaughey has joined The Wolf Of Wall Street and will play an early mentor to the central character Jordan Belfort, to be played by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Production on the Red Granite adaptation is set to commence this month in New York. Martin Scorsese directs from a screenplay by Terence Winter based on Belfort’s memoir of the same name.

Red Granite’s Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland are producing with DiCaprio, Scorsese and Emma Koskoff and Alexandra Milchan.

Lionsgate announced on Thursday (Aug 2) that Lynn Cohen has boarded The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and will play the character of Mags, an elderly former Games winner. The film is set to open on Nov 22 2013.