Michael Douglas Reveals Wall Street 2 Details, New Shia LaBeouf Pics Released
09.14.09 by REELZ
Empire recently spoke with Michael Douglas about 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 Douglas' character, the monstrous bigwig Gordon "Greed Is Good" Gekko. 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.
In the interview, Douglas talked a bit about the plot of the new movie, as well as its current relevance.
It's 22 years later. Gordon has done about eight years in jail and got out in about 2001. The picture predominantly focuses on these last couple of years on Wall Street, which nobody anticipated. We shot the first one in 1986 and it was a wild, wild colourful time. And here we have both a train crash and a larger-than-life period leading up to that train crash. It's an exciting time to make a picture about Wall Street.
Douglas will star opposite Shia LaBeouf, who plays an ambitious young trader, similar to Sheen's character in the first movie. Check out LaBeouf in these stills, courtesy of Reel Loop.
Money Never Sleeps also stars Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, and Josh Brolin. Oliver Stone has confirmed that Charlie Sheen will also make an appearance.