Alright, so we have known for a while now that the Wall Street sequel, Money Never Sleeps would involve the infamous Gordon Gecko (Michael Douglas), his daughter, and the young stock trader she’s engaged to (Read: Oliver Stone & Michael Douglas Set To Return For “˜Wall Street 2″²). What we have not known is who exactly would be playing this daughter — a question that we now have an answer to.
Latino Review — who has been the one true source for exclusive Wall Street 2 news — has now learned that actress Carey Mulligan has been cast as Winnie Gecko. Mulligan is an up-and-coming actress whose biggest roles are 2005’s Pride and Prejudice as one of Keira Knightly’s younger sisters, as well as an appearance in this summer’s Johnny Depp and Christian Bale action/crime drama Public Enemies. These two films are highlights of an already-impressive resume for the 24-year old from England, who with a handful of projects in production, is looking to make a name for herself in the near future.
Money Never Sleeps reunites the 1987 Wall Street team of star Michael Douglas and director Oliver Stone. The movie is expected to pick up over a decade later with Gordon Gecko getting out of jail. In order to win reconnect with his daughter, he makes a deal with her fiance, who just so happens to be a young Wall Street trader on the rise.
Stone and Douglas decided to finally make the sequel after all of these years after it became apparent that the current economic disaster made the topic important again. Also starring will be Javier Bardem as the film’s antagonist Bretton Woods. The part of Gecko’s daughter’s fiance has not been cast yet, but rumors point at Shia LaBeouf possibly getting the job.