Not content with being one of the highest paid actors on television – Charlie Sheen is now set to reprise his role of Bud Fox in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps – the sequel to the Oscar-winning original.
The Two and A Half Men star will film a cameo in the sequel that is set to star the first rate cast of Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Susan Sarandon and Frank Langella.
The film, which starts shooting next week, follows LaBeouf’s Jake Moore as he romances Gordan Gekko’s (Douglas) daughter played by Carey Mulligan.
Alex Young, co-president of production at 20th Century Fox said:
“We sort of started over with the story of a young man who is at the center of it, and how he needs Gordon Gekko’s help to navigate those waters.”
While Stone may have a patchy record (although I do feel that Alexander is highly under-rated and JFK is a masterpiece) I believe that Wall Street 2 just might live up to the iconic and incredibly quotable original. The time is right for the magnifying glass to be placed on world finance and Stone’s critical and paranoid eye might be the right one to be looking through it.
A cameo by Sheen could just be the icing on the cake considering the top tier cast, and it has been a while since Sheen has appeared in a drama (or a good film for that matter).
Could Charlie Sheen be on a Robert Downey Jr.-style career comeback?
Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps is set to hit theaters on April 23, 2010.
Source: New York Times