Saturday, April 3, 2010

'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' at Cannes?

Rumor has it that Oliver Stone's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Michael Douglas is back in his role as one of the screen’s most notorious villains, Gordon Gekko.
Emerging from a lengthy prison stint, Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated. Looking to repair his damaged relationship with his daughter Winnie (Carey Mulligan), Gekko forms an alliance with her fiancé Jacob (Shia LaBeouf). But can Jacob and Winnie really trust the ex-financial titan, whose relentless efforts to redefine himself in a different era have unexpected consequences.

Shia LaBeouf, Oliver Stone & Michael Douglas
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Additional cast includes Josh Brolin, Eli Wallach, Susan Sarandon and Frank Langella.

Michael Douglas as Gordon Gecko
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Douglas won the Oscar® for his performance as trader Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, with his famous catchphrase, "Greed, for the lack of a better word, is good." But his real-life dalliance in the stock market has cost him a small fortune, New York Post reports.

"I lost 35 to 40 percent of my net worth on the 2008 crash," the actor said. He has since taken most of his money out of the stock game.

Douglas isn't hurting too bad, though; his estimated worth is more than $212 million.

Shia LaBeouf as Jacob Moore
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Douglas said co-star Shia LaBeouf, 23, played the markets to get into his role.

He told Esquire magazine: "He took $20,000 and in six weeks he was up to $380,000. He did all right."

Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan
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Carey Mulligan shares her experience of working with now boyfriend Shia telling, “The first time we read together we were so nervous. It was just me and Michael [Douglas] and Shia, and neither Shia or I looked up. You never know how these things are going to work.”

According to Deadline Hollywood and Showbiz411 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps had its release date bumped from April 23rd all the way to September 24th with little given in the way of reason. Showbiz 411 says the reason for this push was specifically the Cannes world premiere.

Trailer courtesy of 20th Century Fox

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i just loved this movie, so interesting to watch, excellent performances by Carey Mulligan, Shia Labeouf, frank Langella and josh Brolin. Michael Douglas was good too but not as much as he was in the first movie of course. Susan sarandon and sheen in cameo, wow. Stone handles the financial stuff quite well. This movie is by turns brilliant and dumb, naive and wise, nowhere near good enough and something close to great.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
is never boring, even as its plot descends into cheap melodrama and the script runs out of banter about the "the NINJA generation - no income, no job, no assets." If you haven't seen the original Wall Street, you better.