We guess the Madoff movie has some competition! Oliver Stone is set to direct the sequel to his 1987 film, Wall Street. According to Variety, Shia LaBeouf "is negotiating to join Michael Douglas, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko in the original pic. The sequel will once again involve a young Wall Street trader, and the recent economic meltdown spurred by rampant greed and corruption will fit prominently into the plot." Allen Loeb (21 and the upcoming Jennifer Aniston movie filming around town The Baster)is writing the script, but Newsweek spoke to the original film's screenwriter Stanley Wieser, who gave his two cents about the sequel— "I know it's back with Gecko coming out of jail. But he wouldn't be allowed to trade and I know that he would basically have to work using others. It's in a shark's blood to keep moving"—and believes, "If Gecko was around right now, he would find a way to buy into these government-owned toxic assets. Then, he would just pay for them at six cents on the dollar."
Oliver Stone To Tackle Wall Street Again
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