This is just awesome news. Javier Bardem has been a stud for far too long and any film he’s in pretty much has to be seen. According to “Deadline Hollywood,” Bardem has joined the cast of Oliver Stone’s Wall Street 2.
The cast already includes the original Gordon Gekko himself, Michael Douglas, and the budding star who continues to rise, Shia LaBeouf.
The film takes places 21 years ofter the original and Gekko has finished serving his prison sentence. He attempts to warn Wall Street that the bottom is on the verge of falling out, but his cries fall on deaf ears. He instead pursues rebuilding his fractious relationship with his daughter. Meanwhile, LaBeouf’s character is a young upstart, engaged to Gekko’s estranged daughter. When his mentor supposedly kills himself, LaBeouf suspects a villainous hedge fund manager, to be played by Bardem. LaBeouf asks Gekko for help and in turn aids Gekko in his relationship with his daughter.
I think the casting is great and of course the timing of the film couldn’t be better. It’s slated for a February 2010 release. Bardem has proven he can play the most menacing of villains, as evidenced by his Best Supporting Actor Oscar for No Country for Old Men. I’m excited for this, as the original Wall Street was great and I’m now envisioning having to rewatch it very soon.
What do you think of the casting so far? How about the plot?