Javier Bardem has joined the cast of Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street 2” says Deadline Hollywood Daily.
Michael Douglas returns as Gordon Gekko, and Shia LaBeouf plays a young trader engaged to marry Gekko’s daughter in the follow-up to Stone’s 1987 feature.
According to the site, the story is set 21 years later in the second half of 2008 when Gekko sees the financial crisis coming but is focused on his estranged daughter (still to be cast) and her upcoming nuptuals.
Bardem will play a hedge fund manager who’s dealings have caused the suicide of the mentor of Gekko’s new son-in-law (LaBeouf). Shooting kicks off August 10th for a February 2010 release.