The newest name to join the impressive cast for Oliver Stone‘s long-coming sequel to 1987’s Wall Street, Money Never Sleeps, is Frank Langella. The great actor will join the returning Michael Douglas and other newcomer actors like Shia Labeouf, Javier Bardem, and possibly Josh Brolin, if he accepts an offer that supposedly went out to him.
Langella will reportedly be playing Lewis Zabel, an old broker and mentor to Shia Labeouf’s character, who’s a young gun on Wall Street. We’ve heard that two or three of the characters would be mentors so far, so that makes it a tad hazy as to what exactly is going on here.
The movie will bring back the evil Gordon Gecko (Douglas), who is getting out of prison after a long, long sentence for multiple tax and financial crimes. In order to regain a relationship with his daughter, Winnie (Carey Mulligan), he helps out her fiance — Labeouf’s character — and shows him the ropes in return for his assistance in reuniting the two.
The script was written by Allan Loeb, with an April 23, 2010 release date currently set.