The eagerly anticipated follow-up to Oliver Stone’s money hungry classic premieres tonight in Cannes (read our review here). The director is in town along with Gekko himself Michael Douglas, and newcomers to the story Shia LaBeouf and our very own Carey Mulligan. Now a couple in real life, Mulligan and LaBeouf kept it strictly business at today’s photo call, check out some snaps below…
3 1/2 STARS
Gekko is good. 23 years after Wall Street earned Michael Douglas an Oscar for his performance as the mighty Gordon Gekko he returns, and in decidedly good health. With the events surrounding the global economy in recent years, a return to Wall Street feels apt, and provides Oliver Stone with easily enough material to work on.
The film kicks off in 2001, with Gekko’s low-key release from prison; the world has changed (although Gordon may have not). Skip forward 7 years and Gekko’s back in the public eye with a successful book, capitalizing on his past notoriety and his time in prison. Meanwhile, his daughter Winnie (Carey Mulligan), has severed all contact with him and the family name, making her living by writing for a liberal eco website ‘Frozen Truth’. That’s not to say Wall Street is behind her, as Winnie’s boyfriend Jacob (Shia LaBeouf) is a young up-start flying high in one of America’s biggest banks. Things seem rosy for all, until the events of 2008 kick in and it goes, as we all know, tits up.