"That thing's gonna murder me in my sleep."
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It's not often that a sequel arrives 23 years after the original, but Oliver Stone's upcoming Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is a rare exception. With Michael Douglas returning in his Academy-Award winning role of greed-touting Gordon Gecko, it seems inevitable that the sequel would explore the current economic crisis, and the latest clips from the movie seem to suggest that's true. In the first clip, Shia LaBeouf, who plays the fiance to Douglas' daughter (Carey Mulligan), asks his boss (Frank Langella) whether their company is falling apart. Watch the other clip >> Posted 09.09.10 by Ryan
20th Century Fox has released a poster and a teaser trailer for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Clearly, Michael Douglas hasn't lost any of his slimy mojo and still relishes playing monstrous corporate bigwig Gordon Gekko.
The movie, due in April, is Oliver Stone's follow-up to his 1987 movie about a naive young broker (Charlie Sheen)who gets taken under Gekko's wing. 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 will star opposite Shia LaBeouf, who plays an ambitious young trader, similar to Sheen's character in the first movie. Also starring are Susan Sarandon, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella, and Carey Mulligan. Oliver Stone has confirmed that Charlie Sheen will also make an appearance. Posted 01.29.10 by reelz
Frank Langella has signed on to star opposite Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, and January Jones in the Jaume Collet-Serra-directed thriller Unknown White Male, according to Variety.
The script is based on the Didier Van Cauwelaert novel Hors de moi (Out of My Head) and tells the story of a man (Neeson) who wakes from a coma following a car accident. He finds that his wife of ten years (Jones) does not recognize him and has struck a relationship with another man who has stolen his identity.
Both Kruger and Langella will portray characters that help the protagonist in his quest to recover his identity and his relationship with his wife.
This will be the fourth project for Langella following his Oscar-nominated performance in Frost/Nixon. He had a memorable role as the enigmatic Arlington Steward in Richard Kelly's The Box and has completed shooting on Andrew Jarecki's thriller All Good Things and Oliver Stone's sequel Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. Posted 12.09.09 by reelz
Richard Kelly's latest movie, The Box, explores what would happen if a couple was presented with an offer of one million dollars that would also result in a stranger's death. Originally a short story from acclaimed horror writer Richard Matheson, The Box will debut in theaters November 6. To promote its release, Warner Brothers have released five new clips of the movie, but should you like to remain unspoiler-ed, we suggest you don't watch them. Only push the "play" button if you dare...
Here, Cameron Diaz receives the offer of the box from Frank Langella.
Diaz discusses the offer with her husband (James Marsden).
Here, Diaz learns about consequence from Langella.
To see the other two clips, head here. Posted 10.31.09 by Ryan
The studio has released a new batch of pictures from Richard Kelly's The Box. A re-imagining of a classic Twilight Zone episode, the movie revolves around a couple (Cameron Diaz and James Marsden) who are given a mysterious box with a button that simultaneously gives them a million dollars but takes a random stranger's life.
In homage to the story's roots, Kelly has set the movie in a meticulously recreated 1970's suburbia, with special attention paid to some of the less-well-considered fashion choices of the decade. Witness the particularly scary wallpaper and plaid pants on display.
That box technology comes from somewhere else, though. So we also get a glimpse of weird, watery, otherworldly scenes that don't seem retro at all. All that plus a good look at the disturbing scar on the face of the mysterious stranger (Frank Langella) who brings the box in the first place. Posted 10.20.09 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. Posted 09.14.09 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. Posted 08.10.09 by reelz
Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly showed some more footage from his upcoming movie The Box at Comic-Con, and quite a few unexpected things popped out, including some pretty major spoilers — be warned.
The movie, based on an old Twilight Zone episode, centers around an ordinary suburban couple who receive a mysterious box. Push the button inside and you get rich, but some stranger dies. The couple seem decent enough, though they are plagued by financial difficulties. They are, after all, directly modeled on the director's own parents.
So there is a lot of temptation, but a lot of resistance — right? Apparently not. The wife (Cameron Diaz) shocked the audience by just going ahead and pushing the button. Ultimately, the movie really turns out to be a lot more about what comes next than it is about agonizing over the choice ... and from all reports, those consequences are quite a bit more bizarre and sci-fi than expected.
Another highlight was the face of Frank Langella, who plays the creepy disfigured man who brings the couple the box. He is only glimpsed fleetingly in the trailer, so this was the first chance to catch more of his face. The CGI involved here was apparently disturbingly impressive. Posted 07.27.09 by reelz
The Box, adapted from a short story and Twilight Zone episode, is a science fiction period piece with a moral dilemma at its center. A financially strapped couple (Cameron Diaz and James Marsden) receives a mysterious box from a stranger. In it is a button. Push it and all their financial problems are solved, but someone they don't know dies.
A timely enough dilemma given the global financial crisis, but Richard Kelly has set his adaptation in the 70s in homage to the story's roots and modeled the couple on his own parents. So in a sense, the movie allows him to return to his childhood.
In the trailer we get an introduction to his vision of 1976 suburbia (scary wallpaper, regional accents) and some hints of how he has expanded the original story line. There appears to be some sort of corporate conspiracy centered around the strange disfigured man (Frank Langella) who sent them the box, and we get a brief glimpse of a few weird images that are definitely not 1976. Posted 06.25.09 by reelz