By Mack Chico
Greed is good, once again.
After weeks of rumors, 20th Century Fox has set Oliver Stone to return as helmer of the sequel to his 1987 hit “Wall Street.” Shia LaBeouf is also in the mix for “Wall Street 2.”
LaBeouf is negotiating to join Michael Douglas, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko in the original pic. The sequel will once again involve a young Wall Street trader, and the recent economic meltdown spurred by rampant greed and corruption will fit prominently into the plot.
Allan Loeb will write the script. Edward R. Pressman is back as producer.