The upcoming Oliver Stone sequel, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps has become a hotbed for Hollywood’s A-list. The first film starred current TV actor Charlie Sheen as Gordon Gekko’s naive apprentice Bud Fox, and apparently he’ll be reprising his role in the sequel. If that wasn’t enough, the long awaited casting of Jonah Hex aka Josh Brolin has also been confirmed!
Over the weekend, Stone spoke to the NYTimes, and confirmed that Josh Brolin would be starring in Money Never Sleeps as “the head of an investment bank.” Apparently, Javier Bardem was originally set to play the role, but he dropped out earlier this year. That was good news for his Oscar nominated No Country for Old Men co-star Brolin, because he snatched up the role in a heartbeat.
Another interesting casting addition is the return of Bud Fox, the original protagonist from the first film. Charlie Sheen will reprise the role for a cameo, but we have no idea what his appearance will entail. Also, real life financial analyst Nouriel Roubini will have a small role in the film as well. Roubini is a professor of Economics, and is best remembered for predicting the current financial recession.
What do you think about Charlie Sheen returning to one of his most famous roles? Will Josh Brolin make a good villain?