We’ve been seeing a lot of photos from the upcoming Oliver Stone sequel, Wall Street:Money Never Sleeps, and now we’ve finally got a trailer. The film will debut this year and takes place over 20 years after the original first hit screens. It marks not only the return of Stone as the director, but Michael Douglas in his Oscar winning role of Gordon Gekko. Throw in Shia Labeouf, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin, and Frank Langella and you’ve got a party.
The trailer shows Gekko emerging from prison and realizing how much everything as changed since the last time he was out. Something that is heavily noted by his large, blocky cell phone. Several characters are introduced including a motorcycle riding trader (Labeouf), and a slick banking executive (Brolin). Labeouf sticks out like a sore thumb in this video, and I’m having a hard time taking him seriously in this role.
Money Never Sleeps will mimic some of the original content from the first movie. Labeouf’s character is an up and coming trader on Wall Street who gets taught some hard lessons in the business. In the midst of it, he unites with the infamous Gordon Gekko to save the financial community from the oncoming economic collapse. If that’s not enough for you, he also gets involved with Gekko’s daughter and tries to find out who’s responsible for the death of his former mentor.
Wall Street Money Never Sleeps hits theaters on April 23, 2010.
What do you think of the first trailer for Wall Street Money Never Sleeps? Do you think Labeouf can pull off this role?