Greed is Good. Hollywood Should Know.
Funny story: In my first day of Securities Law, our professor — a former Scalia clerk — played portions of the 1988 Michael Douglas flick, Wall Street for the class, and then wrote “Greed is Good” on the blackboard, which would become the class mantra. And this, folks, is why you don’t like lawyers — they are taught, literally, that “Greed is Good” by their law professors. It also explains why, among Mrs. Pajiba-hyphenate’s graduating Cornell Law class, including her, there were five (5) public interest students out of the entire class, and that was up from years’ past. Fucking ridiculous.
Anyway, that mantra is looking to make a comeback. According to EW, Oliver Stone has officially signed on to a sequel. Michael Douglas is also in talks to reprise his Gordon Gekko role, who will be returning to the scene after a stint in prison. He apparently mentors a day trader in an effort to reconnect with his family. And guess who is in talks to play that day trader? Shia LaBeouf. Egads. Alan Loeb (21) recently finished a rewrite of Stephen Schiff’s original script.
Wall Street 2 is expected to comment on the current economic conditions in that agonizing Oliver Stone way, although I suspect — if it comes out soon — that Wall Street 2 may succumb to the same “too soon” problems that plagued W. Do we really want to watch a movie about Wall Street doucheswine helping to push our economy into the shitter while we’re still in the shitter?
Stone would be wise to flush first.
I might also note, in somewhat related news, that Chris Noth has officially signed on to to Sex and the City as Mr. Big. The second movie will apparently focus on Kim Catrall’s character, who loses all her money in some unwise investments.