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.
Additional cast includes Josh Brolin, Eli Wallach, Susan Sarandon and Frank Langella.
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.
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."
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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