WHO Margot Robbie
THE MOVIE "The Wolf of Wall Street"
THE DEAL The Australian actress, known to Americans as Laura on ABC's now-canceled series "Pan Am," is in talks for a starring role in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Robbie, 21, would play the wife of Jordan Belfort, a role already assigned to Leonardo DiCaprio. Belfort, who founded a brokerage firm in the 1990s and served a 22-month prison sentence for a pump-and-dump scheme, already has inspired one film, the 2000 cult favorite "Boiler Room." Scorsese's film is based on Belfort's best-selling memoir; Jonah Hill may appear in a supporting role.
WHO Mark Duplass
THE MOVIE "Your Sister's Sister"
THE DEAL The 35-year-old writer-director is suddenly everywhere these days. He and his brother, Jay, brought their comedy "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," starring Jason Segel, to last year's Hamptons International Film Festival, but Mark has since become a highly visible actor in offbeat comedies like "Safety Not Guaranteed" (released earlier this month) and "Your Sister's Sister" (opening locally tomorrowFriday). He also appears in the upcoming Disney drama "People Like Us," opposite Elizabeth Banks. On Tuesday, the Duplasses will release "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon," about two overly competitive brothers (not played by themselves), through video-on-demand.
WHO Greta Gerwig
THE MOVIE "Damsels in Distress"
THE DEAL This indie starlet is also making a splash, appearing in Woody Allen's "To Rome With Love" (released in Manhattan tomorrowFriday) and the comedy-drama "Lola Versus." In Whit Stillman's "Damsels in Distress," Gerwig plays one of several young women trying to improve their boorish, male-dominated East Coast college. Though critics loved the film (Newsday's John Anderson called it "delightful"), it played only limited local engagements; it returns for a three-day run this weekend.
INFO Tonight Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m matinee on Saturday at Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center, 20 Terry St., Patchogue. Tickets are $10. 631-848-7288; plazamac.org.