Oscar winner Susan Sarandon has been cast in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street sequel, Money Never Sleeps. According to Variety, the actress is in final negotiations to join the film’s ensemble, which currently includes Shia Labeouf, Michael Douglas, and Frank Langella. The film is a follow up to the 1987 hit, that earned Douglas an Academy Award for his role as the ruthless Gordon Gekko. More on the film below.
The trade is reporting that Sarandon is finalizing a deal to star in the film as Labeouf’s mother. His character, much like Charlie Sheen‘s in the original, falls under the money hungry spell of Gekko. He also falls in love with the businessman’s daughter, who’ll be played by British actress Carey Mulligan. Allen Loeb wrote the initial screenplay for the film, which will be produced by Ed Pressman who also produced the original.
I’m not typically for sequels that span over twenty years, but this film might have something going for itself. I actually respect Sarandon as a strong actress and I trust her judgment. Production on Money Never Sleeps is scheduled to start next month in New York. This will definitely be one to watch!
What do you think of Susan Sarandon joining the cast of Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps?