Gordon Gekko returns to Wall Street! Michael Douglas revisits iconic role two decades on
More than 20 years on, greed is good again.
Michael Douglas yesterday reprised the role of Hollywood anti-hero Gordon Gekko as he began filming the highly-anticipated Wall Street sequel.
He was spotted on the New York set along with Transformers star Shia LaBeouf, who plays a young broker, and veteran actor Frank Langella.
Gordon Gekko's back in town: Michael Douglas began filming the sequel to Wall Street in New York yesterday
Original: Douglas in the 1987 role that earned him an Oscar
Filmmaker Oliver Stone was seen giving careful direction as LaBeouf and Langella filmed scenes in Central Park.
Douglas, 64, who scored an Academy Award in the first picture, will once again play the the ruthless corporate banker.
The character came to symbolise Eighties excess and his declaration that 'lunch is for wimps' became a catch cry for City boys.
Charlie Sheen is also expected to resurrect his character Bud Fox.
The Two And A Half Men star, who played the fledgling stockbroker who ultimately brought down Gekko, is expected to only make a cameo in the film.
W star Josh Brolin has also signed on to the project while there are reports Susan Sarandon has joined the cast as LaBeouf's mother.
New faces: Transformers star Shia LaBeouf has signed on to play a young Wall Street broker and Frank Langella plays his mentor
Down and out: Langella collapsed in Central Park as part of the scene
Team work: Oliver Stone (left) discussed the scene with his actors
The story will see Gekko emerge back into the modern financial world after serving time in prison for insider trading.
Jacob, played by LaBouf, partners with the disgraced corporate raider for a mission to alert the financial community to the impending credit crisis.
The pair also to seek uncover out who is responsible for the death of the young financier's mentor Lewis Zabel, played by Langella.
New York, London and Dubai will feature as locations.
Stone explains:'When Gekko comes out of prison in the beginning of this movie, he
essentially has to redefine himself, redefine his character.'
'He's looking for that second chance.'
The film, titled Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, is expected to be released in April 2010.
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