Josh Brolin Offered Wall Street Sequel Villain Role

Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street” sequel, “Money Never Talks” seems like a good idea on paper, given the current turmoil in the economy and on Wall Street, but to be perfectly honest with you, I don’t know one person who liked the original that much that they are overly excited to see Gordon Gekko back in the game. I’m just saying. Anyways, that’s not going to stop Fox from making the sequel, and word is that Josh Brolin (currently in production with the comic book Western “Jonah Hex”) has been offered the villain role in the movie, which if he accepts, would re-team him with his “W” director, Oliver Stone.

The role was originally offered to “No Country for Old Men” star Javiar Bardem, but he has since turned it down, we’re told. At least, that’s according to Deadline Hollywood Daily. The role, of a no-ethics stock-shorting hedge fund manager (wait, is that redundant?), is now being offered to Brolin, but he hasn’t committed either way.

Whoever they get for the bad guy, Stone and company better hurry it up. The film is set to go into production soon if they want to hit their ambitious early 2010 release date. Michael Douglas is already back as Gekko, with Shia LaBeouf joining the cast as his would-be son-in-law. Previous reports also had British actress Carey Mulligan joining the cast as Gekko’s estranged daughter, with whom he wants to get back into the good graces, forcing him to agree to help LaBeouf’s son-in-law character get revenge on the hedge fund manager who may or may not be played by Josh Brolin.

“Money Never Talks” is set to shoot this year for an early 2010 release.

Below: “‘Wall Street 2’, Josh. It’s like ‘Alexander’, but with less male nudity. Interested?”