I hear Josh Brolin on Monday will get an offer to star as the villain in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street sequel. Fox’s first choice was Javier Bardem, but he turned down the stock-shorting hedge fund manager role. And, with the film’s start date fast approaching, I’m told that Stone and screenwriter Allan Loeb (21, Things We Lost In The Fire) also have finally locked the script. In fact, Oliver and Josh, who did W together most recently, were overheard at dinner earlier this month talking about the screenplay. Brolin would now join co-stars Michael Douglas, reprising his Best Actor Oscar-winning role as Gordon Gekko 21 year later, and Shia LeBoeuf. More background here.
'Wall Street 2' Offer Going To Josh Brolin
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