By Better TV
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, also known as Wall Street 2, is a 2010 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone, that is a sequel to the 1987 film Wall Street. Michael Douglas reprises his role of Gordon Gekko and Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, and Frank Langella also star in the film. Cameos include Charlie Sheen, who reprises his role as Bud Fox, Stone and the filmmaker's mother.Set in New York, the film takes place 23 years after the original and revolves around the 2008 financial crisis. Its plot mainly centers on the reformed Gekko acting as more of an antihero rather than a villain and follows his attempts to help Wall Street before its soon-to-be stock market crash as well as trying to repair his relationship with his daughter Winnie with the help of Jacob, her fiance. In return, Gekko helps Jacob get revenge on the man he blames for his mentor's death.The film's story and screenplay were written by Bryan Burrough, Allan Loeb and Stephen Schiff. Principal photography took place in New York between September and November 2009. After having its release date moved twice, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps was released theatrically on September 24, 2010 worldwide by 20th Century Fox. Despite opening to positive reception from critics at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, it was released to mixed reviews from movie reviewers, who generally praised the acting of the movie's cast. Commissioning $130 million against a $70 million budget at the box office, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps received a December 21, 2010 home media release.
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