Greed is Still Good

Oliver Stone sets cast, script for "Wall Street" sequel

Director Oliver Stone’s Wall Street—which won an Oscar for Michael Douglas as the evil stockbroker Gordon Gekko— was one of the definitive movies of the 1980s. Now Stone is attempting to make himself relevant again by bringing back Gordon for Wall Street 2. The sequel, starting production in August, will pick up Gekko’s story after he gets out of prison, just before the economic crisis of 2008. This time, Gekko is trying to warn other traders of the impending financial disaster, reunite with his estranged (and previously unseen daughter). But don’t expect Charlie Sheen to reprise his role as the idealistic young broker who joins forces with Gekko; the sequel replaces him with a new character played by Shia LaBeouf, the only actor who can make the young Charlie Sheen look charismatic by comparison. As Wall Street said throughout 2007 and most of 2008, what could go wrong?

Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily

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