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.
The LA Times is reporting that director Oliver Stone and actor Michael Douglas are now officially set to return for what’s currently being called Wall Street 2 — the sequel to the 1987 hit that snagged Douglas an Oscar for Best Actor. Also being reported is the possible addition is young gun Shia LaBeouf, who is in talks for a role in the sequel.
A sequel to Wall Street has been rumored for quite a while now, but given the country’s harsh economic situation, it was only a matter of time before they all decided it was ripe enough. Just a short time ago, Stone had pulled himself off the project, so some large and impressive changes must have been made to win him back.
The basic word on the plot is that the movie will take place two decades after the first, and it will return us to Gordon Gekko (Douglas), who is now getting out of prison. Thankfully, the talented gents over at Latino Review always find a way to get information on a script, so there’s more to be known. Their report on the sequel tells us that Gekko was sentenced to 14 years in prison in 1988 for Tax Evasion, Security Fraud, and Insider Trading. When we pick up with his release, he has moved on to traveling around and making lectures, as well as writing books. Eventually, he finds himself making a deal with Jacob (possible LaBeouf) in order to reconnect with his daughter, who happens to be engaged to Jacob.