We have ten clips from Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Michael Douglas returns as corporate criminal Gordon Gekko and is accompanied by Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan, Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, and Josh Brolin. The sequel to his classic 1987 film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is Stone’s latest topical movie, the first two being World Trade Center and W. This time around, Stone seizes on the economic crisis of 2008, but are audiences really willing to shell out money for a reminder of how the big banks screwed them over? We’ll find out when the film opens on September 24th. Hit the jump to check out the clips.
With the amount of coverage we’ve given Jonah Hex over the past few months (my set report and on set interviews with Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, and Director Jimmy Hayward), I’d like to think you know what the movie is about and who’s in it. But for the three people that don’t, watch these movie clips and read the synopsis.
Anyway, the other day I got to sit down with Josh Brolin for a new interview and it turned out great as Brolin is super cool and willing to talk about anything. During interview he talked about why he wanted to play Jonah Hex, what the past year has been like for him as he’s been working nonstop on films like Wall Street 2, Woody Allen’s You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, the Coen Brothers True Grit, and he even told me why he wanted to be in Men in Black 3. It’s really a great interview so check it out after the jump:
With Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones getting released around the country this weekend, it’s time to post the video interviews I got to do with Jackson and most of the cast. The reason I got to speak with everyone is our partners at Omelete were invited to the international press day and they sent me to cover it. So a big thank you to them for making this happen.
The Lovely Bones is based on the novel by Alice Sebold and it’s about a 14-year-old girl named Susie Salmon who is lured into a makeshift underground den in a cornfield and brutally raped and murdered, the latest victim of a serial killer-the man she knew as her neighbor. From heaven, Susie keeps watch over her grieving family and friends, as well as her brazen killer and the sad detective working on her case. The film stars Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli and Saoirse Ronan.
During my interview with Susan Sarandon we talked about Brazil, the SNL Digital Short Mother Lover, playing a fun character in a film filled with tragedy, Wall Street 2, and what else she’s working on. Check it out after the jump:
Earlier today, I attended the Los Angeles press day for “An Education”. The film is a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London and how her life changes after meeting a man nearly twice her age. While the film was great, Carey Mulligan’s performance was another level. It’s absolutely one of the best I’ve seen this year and she’s a lock for getting nominated come awards season.
Anyway, with her star starting to rise, director Oliver Stone cast her as Winnie Gekko in “Wall Street 2″, and as you can tell by her character’s name, she’s playing Michael Douglas’ daughter and the love interest of Shia LaBeouf. While filming just began a few weeks ago, I got Carey to tell me how it’s going. Watch what she said after the jump:
Fresh from playing George W. Bush – America’s villain – in Oliver Stone’s “W.”, Josh Brolin may be about to channel evil yet again in the director’s upcoming sequel to “Wall Street”. Nikki Finke is reporting that an offer to star in “Wall Street 2″ will be extended to the actor on Monday. The role, a hedge fund-shorting financial bigwig about to take down the US economy, was initially offered to Javier Bardem, who passed on the part. “Wall Street 2″ will start shooting in late August with Michael Douglas reprising his Oscar-winning role as Gordon Gekko opposite Shia LeBoeuf as the sequel’s young Bud Fox-esque financial idealist.
According to Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily, Javier Bardem has been tapped as the baddie in Oliver Stone’s upcoming “Wall Street 2″. Wait–there’s someone worse than Michael Douglas’ Gordon Gekko? Apparently. According to Finke, “Shia is a young Wall Street trader who’s engaged to be married to Gekko’s estranged daughter. Shia wants to be a major player, but his mentor unexpectedly kills himself, and Shia thinks a stock-shorting worldwide hedge fund manager is responsible. Shia seeks revenge on this villain, to be played by ‘No Country for Old Men’ Supporting Actor Oscar-winner Javier Bardem. So Shia goes to Gordon saying, ‘I need your help’, and makes a Faustian deal with Gekko who in return wants Shia’s help getting back with the daughter.”
The roles of the daughter and the mentor have yet to be cast but I’m sure they’ll be juicy. While the story doesn’t seem bad, it’s apparently taking place between June 2008 and through the federal bailout so it seems like whatever happens to the characters, they’ll at least get a happy ending on the financial front. Finke’s source says, “We wanted to see some perspective in the same way that the original dealt with insider trading.” My problem is that, like Stone’s “W”, not enough time has passed to get that necessary perspective. Hopefully, that perspective will arrive by August 10th when the film starts shooting.