Oliver Stone: Wall Street 2 About Love And Trust

Oliver Stone thinks 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' is a story of "love and trust"

The director - who created the first instalment of the finance drama movie in 1987 - believes the movie, which sees lead character Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) released from jail after serving a 20 year sentence for illegal trading, shows the tale of people who suffered as a result of the 2008 economic collapse.

He said: "We made this film consciously with the idea of making a story about the people changed by the recession.

"However, there have been so many books written about the recession itself, the mechanics of it, we'd have been stuck in a time warp if we had focused solely on that. It was really a backdrop - for a story of love and trust and greed and betrayal - and that's why it was so effective."

Discussing the most recent economic collapse in 2008, Oliver adds the film is a way of making the US pay attention to the problem of boom and bust.

He told New York Daily News: "We had a significant heart attack two years as a country and if we don't learn something from 2008, then I just don't know.

"It's clear America is living beyond its means - but the question is, is America paying attention?"

British actress Carey Mulligan, who plays Gekko's daughter Winnie in the movie, recently admitted she was fearful her character would be "redundant".

She said: "The challenge was to try and make the girlfriend role in a Hollywood film effective and not just redundant. I think a lot of the time, through no fault of the actress, the girlfriend can be marginalised and just an accessory to the plot. I thought there was something to play there, and more than just the girlfriend."

'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' - which also stars Shia LaBeouf and Josh Brolin - is released in the US and Canada today (24.09.10) ahead of a UK release on October 6.


Tags: Oliver Stone - Carey Mulligan - Drama - Josh Brolin - Shia LaBeouf - Wall Street


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