I have decided to post all of the news in one post, as some days it is over running the blog !!!
I think Shia LeBeouf would be a really good choice for the second Wall Street movie.
Shia LaBeouf is in talks to take over Charlie Sheen‘s role as a desperate young stockbroker in the forthcoming sequel to 1987 film Wall Street.
LaBeouf is negotiating with bosses at 20th Century Fox to join Michael Douglas, who’s been recast by director Oliver Stone for Wall Street 2, a follow-up to the Oscar-winning drama, reports Variety.
Sheen starred as Bud Fox in the original, about a young broker struggling to get to the top while surrounded by greed and corruption.
The original film’s stars received mixed reviews. Douglas won an Oscar for Best Actor for his role as ruthless Wall Street player Gordon Gekko while Daryl Hannah‘s performance earned her a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress.
I think this is fantastic news I love Michael !!!
Michael Douglas is heading back to Wall Street – he will return to the big screen as evil moneyman Gordon Gekko.
Rumours of a sequel to the hit 1987 movie have mounted since the collapse of the modern global banking system – with film fans suggesting it is the perfect time for Douglas to reprise his Oscar-winning role as the ruthless banking boss.
And the actor has listened to cinemagoers’ demands – agreeing to team up with director Oliver Stone again to shoot Wall Street 2.
20th Century Fox will begin filming in the summer.
A spokesman for the studio says, “We need to keep the story line under wraps, but it’s literally ripped from today’s headlines. It’s going to be very big and very cool.”
And Douglas can’t wait to get back into his red braces, recently saying: “Gordon Gekko is a great, old-fashioned villain. And, interestingly enough, if you look at most actors’ careers, their biggest achievement, not necessarily success… is playing a bad guy.”
As the Oscars are in a week. I decided to look through my collection of DVDs and see which are Best Picture winners or have an acting Oscar associated with them. So I will try to review a lot of them over the next week. Re-watch and some of them even watch for the first time. As looking at a couple of them I haven’t actually watched them yet.
- Adaptation (Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper)
- All About Eve (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: George Sanders, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay)
- American Beauty (Best Picture, Best Actor: Kevin Spacey, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay)
- As Good As It Gets (Best Actor: Jack Nicholson and Best Actress: Helen Hunt)
- Chicago (Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Zeta Jones)
- Dead Man Walking (Best Actress: Susan Sarandon)
- Dreamgirls (Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson)
- Erin Brockovich (Best Actress: Julia Roberts)
- GoodFellas (Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci)
- Good Will Hunting (Best Supporting Actor: Robin Williams and Best Original Screenplay)
- Gladiator (Best Picture, Best Actor: Russell Crowe)
- L.A. Confidential (Best Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Mary Poppins (Best Actress: Julie Andrews)
- Million Dollar Baby (Best Picture, Best Actress: Hilary Swank, Best Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman and Best Director)
- My Fair Lady (Best Picture, Best Actor: Rex Harrison and Best Director)
- One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Best Picture, Best Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Actress: Louise Fletcher, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- Rain Man (Best Picture, Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director)
- Ray (Best Actor: Jamie Foxx)
- Rocky (Best Picture and Best Director)
- Scent of a Woman (Best Actor: Al Pacino)
- Terms of Endearment (Best Picture, Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine, Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
- To Kill A MockingBird (Best Actor: Gregory Peck and Best Adpated Screenplay)
- Titanic (Best Picture and Best Director)
- Training Day (Best Actor: Denzel Washington)
- Wall Street (Best Actor: Michael Douglas)
- West Side Story (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: George Chakiris, Best Supporting Actress: Rita Moreno and Best Director)