Last month, we showed you the first Wall Street: MNS teaser. Now we can see how the movie is being sold to audiences overseas.
Twenty-three years have elapsed since Michael Douglas’s Oscar-winning portrayal as Gordon Gekko. At the end of Wall Street we saw Gekko being implicated in illegal business practices. Now he’s exiting prison having served his sentence.
Unlike the original teaser, we lose the hip-hop soundtrack and stick with what works – The Rolling Stones. (Well, I should say sometimes works, because we all know how Righteous Kill turned out.)
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps comes two years after Stone directed W. starring Josh Brolin as the then Commander-in-Chief George W. Bush. Brolin again teams up with Stone, but this is clearly a film headlined by Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf. But the rest of the cast list looks impressive as well with a lot of Oscar nominees in supporting roles: Carey Mulligan (An Education), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Eli Wallach, Susan Sarandon as well as Charlie Sheen. Yep, Bud Fox is back. The screenplay comes from Allan Loeb (Things We Lost in the Fire, 21) with a story by Bryan Burrough (whose book Public Enemies was the basis for the Michael Mann film).
Oliver Stone’s original film was the personification of 1980s excess with Douglas’s character advocating that “greed, for lack of a better word, is good”. Has he learned his manners after time spent behind bars? Guess we’ll find out when it comes to theaters on April 23rd, right before the summer blockbuster season kicks off.
Travis Leamons is one of the Inside Pulse Originals and currently holds the position of Managing Editor at Inside Pulse Movies. He's told that the position is his until he's dead or if "The Boss" can find somebody better. I expect the best and I give the best. Here's the beer. Here's the entertainment. Now have fun. That's an order!