LaBeouf To Follow Stone and Douglas Back To Wall Street

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 3:51 pm,

Greed is good.

It might be a Hollywood motto but it’s also a legendary line from Oliver Stone’s seminal 80′s corporate thriller, Wall Street. The film helped make the movie careers of Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen (to mixed success); it defined an era and influenced pretty much every film since that has involved money, stocks, shares and corruption by big business – a prime example being 2000′s Bolier Room with Vin Diesel and Ben Affleck.

Now it looks like Douglas’s Gordon Gecko is set to return to the bigscreen in Wall Street 2.¬† However this time his protege won’t be bad boy Charlie Sheen but rather Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen star (and up and coming Indiana Jones Jr.), Shia LaBeouf.

LaBeouf’s crack team of entertainment gurus are currently¬†negotiating with 20th Century Fox for the young actor to join the Wall Street sequel, which will again be helmed by director Oliver Stone. Douglas will also return for the sequel, reprising the role that won him his second Oscar (his first is for producing One Flew Over The Cukoo’s Nest).

The original Wall Street starred Douglas as greedy investment banker who takes a young Charlie Sheen under his wing and shows him the ways of 1980′s Yuppie-dom (google it). Allan Loeb will pen the script for the sequel – odd considering that the original film was written by Stone who was inspired by his own father’s career in the stock exchange.

wallstreet460 LaBeouf To Follow Stone and Douglas Back To Wall Street

Michael Douglas will be seeing green again in Wall Street 2

Wall Street 2 will also reflect the current economic crisis, which has helped the film gain new momentum on the Fox backlot, ever since it was announced (and stalled) a few years ago.

In my eyes Douglas is one of the few leading men in Hollywood with a clean record sheet. His starring roles are all worth watching – including his lesser efforts – and LaBeouf is on the verge of big things. He may actually be over the verge and already be a full blown leading man, once Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen hits theaters.

Douglas will next be seen opposite Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner in The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.

More on Wall Street 2 when we get it. It’s expected to be released in 2010.

Source: Variety

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  1. ewww

  2. i loved Wall Street but I don’t know if we need a sequel.

  3. I hope it crashes and takes FOX with it…

  4. I’m kinda over this LaBeouf kid in everything.

  5. LaBeouf is way overrated and hopefully soon to be overexposed.Let’s face it..they could probably replaced SHia with a mannequin for Transformers 2 and it would still make 300 million dollars..oh wait Transformers 2 already has a mannequin…Megan Fox..

  6. I don’t really have a prob with Labeouf,,,

    Question I have is, “who’s standing in line to see Wall Street 2 ?”

    How bout a sequel to “Falling Down”?
    That seems more timley these days. Sheesh!!!

  7. Wall Street 2 – yes.

    LaBarf – no.

  8. yep…….another “ka-CHING” movie for the rich movie-makers. Wall Street needs a sequel just about as much as Gone With the Wind did. Pathetic. What’s the matter? Too poor to actually hire talented WRITERS to come up with decent, fresh movies?

  9. This will be about as popular as “Man on a Wire” if it was released on 9/12, 2001…

    Bad move, Greed looks retarded on this move,,,

  10. Michael Douglas in his Oscar winning performance made the role of Gordon Gecko work once. He can do it again. And Shia LaBeouf could also be impressive opposite Douglas as Charlie Sheen was. Wall Street 2 could be one of the few deserving sequels left in Hollywood. I’m willing to take a chance on it.

  11. I dunno. This might be a good idea; it is afterall quite timely considering what we’re going through now.

  12. @ greenknight333 – dude that’s seriously funny stuff. lol

  13. Don’t get the appeal in a movie about bankers in this current time. Not unless it will be the Passion meets Wall Street and Gecko gets beaten up for two hours. ;)

    Adding LaBeouf does nothing for me.

    Do agree on Douglas though. Can’t think of a time I found him unwatchable, even if the movie failed.

  14. The fact that Stone is not writing this unwanted sequel tells a lot to me, like the Joe Carnahan situation with him directing The A-Team–need the studio money to make their own film.
    Agree with most here, what is the point of a movie like this now? Isn’t actual Wall Street in dire straits?
    Shia, I really do not have a problem with the guy but he is waaaayyy overexposed. I mean, is there anyother younger actors out there?

  15. Bring back Darryl Hannah ! Her turn in ‘Shark Swarm ‘was Oscar worthy! Seriously Hollywood. Getting folks to shell-out after the bail-out for a film about the whole mess is an insult. How ignorant is America? Stay tuned.

  16. The sweater/no shirt disco scene in Basic Instinct blots his copybook somewhat…

  17. @The Big Dentist,

    That’s a career defining momment – forget the Oscar, it’s the Basic Instinct disco scene.