Another big name actor in Susan Sarandon has been added to the growing impressive cast of Oliver Stone‘s sequel Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. The movie is a follow-up to 1987’s Wall Street, which followed a young stock trader who becomes snagged in the dirty (and highly-profitable) underbelly of the trading world when big timer Gordon Gecko (Michael Douglas) takes him under his paper wings.
In the sequel, Douglas returns as Gecko, who is just being released after a long prison sentence. In order to reconnect with his daughter, Winnie (Carey Mulligan), he helps out her fiance (Shia LaBeouf), who is fittingly a new talent in the world of stock trading.
Sarandon is currently in talks to play LaBeouf’s mother in the movie, and she would join a great cast that also includes Frank Langella, an old time trader who mentors LaBeouf; Javier Bardem, as the movie’s villain, and Josh Brolin eternally rumored to be involved as well.
Susan Sarandon can next be seen in the trippy-looking Peter Jackson drama, The Lovely Bones.
While waiting for Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street 2” to come out, I found a movie about stock market corruption called “Stock Shock.”
It exposes all sorts of market corruption. “Stock Shock” follows several Sirius XM investors through their experience of watching their stock go from almost ten dollars a share—down to 5 cents/share. “Stock Shock” suggests this might be due to “naked short selling” and other market manipulation by high rollers on Wall Street. I don’t know if I’m a believer, but at least it gives a good review of how our stock markets are engineered. Amazon.com has it and stockshockmovie.com
Comment by J.D. — September 8, 2009 @ 1:23 pm