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Beefy Wall Street

Apr. 28, 2009by: Omar Aviles

WALL STREET We've been hearing about Oliver Stone doing a sequel to WALL STREET, his iconic 1987 film showcasing Michael Douglas' Oscar winning performance as the ruthless, greed-driven Gordon Gekko, for quite a while now but it seems he's only recently closed a deal with Fox to direct with Douglas on board to reprise his award winning role. Coming from a script by 21 scribe Allan Loeb, the film will once again pick up on the machinations of Gekko as he indoctrinates another wide-eyed, young broker in the ways of unapologetic greed and this time, that wide-eyed young broker may be none other than…wait for it…The Beef! That's right, our favorite, fast-talking, robot helping youngin' Shia The Beef may fall under the expertly sinister tutelage of Gordon Gekko. So, basically, they're not doing anything new. They're essentially remaking the original. That about the size of it?

Extra Tidbit: Tom Cruise originally wanted to play the role of Bud Fox but Stone had already promised the role to Charlie Sheen.
Source: THR

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2:16AM on 04/29/2009
Lets get Cruise in this to yell SHOW_ME_THE_MONEY!
Lets get Cruise in this to yell SHOW_ME_THE_MONEY!
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1:28AM on 04/29/2009

loved the original!!

"Money never sleeps pal..."

I can see the tagline of the sequel now: GREED APPARENTLY DOESN'T WORK SO WELL, SO LET'S TRY AND NOT EXAGGERATE OUR PROFITS AND SEE HOW THAT GOES...
"Money never sleeps pal..."

I can see the tagline of the sequel now: GREED APPARENTLY DOESN'T WORK SO WELL, SO LET'S TRY AND NOT EXAGGERATE OUR PROFITS AND SEE HOW THAT GOES...
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11:19PM on 04/28/2009
If the Beef is present, ya gotta incorporate commie bashing monkeys, hits to the crotch & talking robots to make it a summer hit !
If the Beef is present, ya gotta incorporate commie bashing monkeys, hits to the crotch & talking robots to make it a summer hit !
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9:46PM on 04/28/2009
Seems like the right time to make this, but the story has to make sense. So apparently the character meant for Shia is married to Gekko's daughter, I don't recall him having a daughter in Wall Street.
Seems like the right time to make this, but the story has to make sense. So apparently the character meant for Shia is married to Gekko's daughter, I don't recall him having a daughter in Wall Street.
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9:02PM on 04/28/2009
Firstly, now is the PERFECT time to make a movie about Wall Street tycoons, particularly since we already know Gordon Gekko's a bad guy.

At this point folks might get him confused with any number of Douglas' other white collar scumbags.

And I don't know if a kid like LaBeouf would be as charmed with an evil Gordon Gekko, who's already done his time for insider trading, than, say, the evil version of Bud Fox.

Finally, this is the first I've heard of Oliver Stone working on this
Firstly, now is the PERFECT time to make a movie about Wall Street tycoons, particularly since we already know Gordon Gekko's a bad guy.

At this point folks might get him confused with any number of Douglas' other white collar scumbags.

And I don't know if a kid like LaBeouf would be as charmed with an evil Gordon Gekko, who's already done his time for insider trading, than, say, the evil version of Bud Fox.

Finally, this is the first I've heard of Oliver Stone working on this project. While Douglas has been rumored for some time. So, at least that's done. Say what you will, but I trust Oliver Stone.
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8:36PM on 04/28/2009
damn tom cruise woulda killed it back then too
damn tom cruise woulda killed it back then too
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8:34PM on 04/28/2009
Is now the really the best time to be making a movie about corrupt wall street tycoons?
Is now the really the best time to be making a movie about corrupt wall street tycoons?
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