Frank Langella to Star in Wall Street 2, Josh Brolin May Join as Well
Posted 08.10.09 by reelz
Variety reports that Frank Langella, the veteran actor who most recently starred in Frost/Nixon, has joined the cast of Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps.
The movie, due next April, is Oliver Stone's follow-up to his 1987 movie about a naive young broker (played by Charlie Sheen) who gets taken under the wing of the monstrous bigwig Gordon "Greed Is Good" Gekko (played by Michael Douglas). Douglas went on to win an Oscar for his performance, and to many audiences, Gekko remains one of the most vile-yet-charismatic villains ever portrayed on screen.
Douglas has already agreed to reprise the role, and Shia LaBeouf is on board as an ambitious young trader, similar to Sheen's character in the first movie. At one time, Javier Bardem was rumored to star, but he has since confirmed that he will not take part.
Langella, meanwhile, will play the role of an older broker who mentors LaBeouf's character. He is also scheduled to star in the thriller The Box, from writer/director Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko, Southland Tales), and All Good Things from director Andrew Jarecki (Capturing the Friedmans).
In addition, Josh Brolin is rumored as a possible addition to the Wall Street 2 cast, although nothing official has been announced.