Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Money Never Sleeps in Wall Street Sequel

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Money Never Sleeps in Wall Street Sequel

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Byline: Susan Wloszczyna

GORDON Gekko, that cutthroat swashbuckler of a corporate raider who once sneered "Lunch is for wimps," is holding sway over a table at a jammed Manhattan restaurant.

No, it's not an '80s flashback but a scene being shot for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, a sequel to the 1987 original due for release in Australian cinemas in September which takes place more than 20 years later.

Instead of the ambition-served-raw atmosphere of the 21 Club depicted in the first film, the locale is Shun Lee, an upper west-side institution where decorative demon-eyed monkeys dangle above the bar like mute witnesses.

And rather than coercing a would-be high-stakes player into doing his shady bidding, Gekko is focused on reconnecting with Winnie, his estranged daughter whom he hardly knows after serving a hefty 14-year jail sentence for insider trading.

Just as he is about to seal the deal emotionally, he spies a familiar figure heading his way - Graydon Carter, the woolly-haired gatekeeper of Vanity Fair. …

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