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Onto which is written in white letters...


“When business in the United States underwent a
contraction... the Federal Reserve created more paper


The excess credit spilled over into the market triggering a
fantastic speculative boom... “




It’s a summer day. The heat floats above the pavement.
A cab waits in the lot.


The large gates of New York’s largest prison open and today’s
group of newly released emerge.


They pass a guard who lifts up a copy of The USA Today to
reveal the headlines and date that tells us it’s 2002.


Amongst this group we find a man carrying a small duffel.


And we know this man. He is Gordon Gekko.

An anonymous Zero Hedge reader (our favorite kind) points us to the script for "Money Never Sleeps."

We haven't even read the whole thing yet, we wanted to get it to you asap, but Cody Willard makes an appearance in the first five pages.  What does that tell you?

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bullwinkle's picture

"We haven't even read the whole thing yet, we wanted to get it to you asap, but Cody Willard makes an appearance in the first five pages.  What does that tell you?"


If you read a little bit further I believe Dennis Kneale also makes an appearance.  What does that tell you?

Daedal's picture

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.

Ben_the_Bald's picture

Another prank by you know who.

Anonymous's picture

Remember that cell phone Gordon Gekko used back in 1987? Ken Griffin was trading options and converts from his Harvard dorm room using money from his dentist, while Gekko seemed so cool barking out orders on that gigantic brick he was holding up to his ear.

I'm pretty sure that cell phone is what's in the duffel.

Gordon_Gekko's picture

I hope y'all like the movie.

deadhead's picture

where have you been?  your presence has been missed!

Lou629's picture

I read the whole thing & enjoyed it, and this could be made into a movie as good as or even better than the original if they do it right. 

Anal_yst's picture

As did I, and I just can't see Shia playing Jacob, he's way tooo much of a p*ssy, although he'll bring more mainstream audiences to the theater.  Still, there's gotta be a capable, properly-aged actor better-suited, no?


Also, sooo much corniness/lameness in the script!  Evil HF manager "Breton Woods" you gotta be kidding me!

Anonymous's picture

Too late ,seems like Shia is in. I think he is well suited for Jacobs character: remember the part where he
refuses the two Russian models. Bud Fox would have
runned them through.LOL
I liked this script very much though.

crzyhun's picture

Sorry but no time for this, 125 pages!! Can we get an intern to speed read this piece of? and report back in a few hours.

Anonymous's picture

we interns are busy.

dnarby's picture

At 125 pages, this isn't a prank.  This is a spec script by a serious screenwriter.

Votewithabullet's picture

Yes the serious screenwriter forced puke and piss from my azz. I think Cody could and would drop Tyler.

Anonymous's picture

So it's a product placement piece for Fox Business News. Given that revelation; perhaps unsurprisingly the always foxy Alexis Glick makes an appearance as well...

"And sure enough... on the tv... Fox Business runs footage of
Lehman Brother’s demise. On the screen, the chyron screams:


And as another US banking institution
collapses, Congress is working quickly
on a bailout package that will
distribute over three hundred billion
dollars to other banks in trouble."

waterdog's picture

Rust does not sleep too. I do though, and I just did at page 37.

Talking dogs and talking cats could make this script a hit, as long as Jeff Beck does the sound track.

My cognitive dissonance's picture

Call me finicky but also done in claymation.

Anonymous's picture

I stopped reading after I learned about the hedge fund manager named "Bretton Woods".

Anonymous's picture

As Andrew bounds down the stairs and through the gate...
He had timed it out so he wouldn’t
have to wait more than three minutes
for the uptown five train."

he will be waiting all day b/c the 5 doesn't stop at 23rd st.

Anonymous's picture

If it gets far enough along in the process they bring in a team of "authenticators" to fix these little errors.

During and after filming they do the same thing. Authenticators watching for anything in the background that would appear to be amiss.

But most movies still suck anyway.

Docinthedark's picture

Just like the original when it was released marked a top in the market before a huge pullback, so shall this release date mark another top.  When does it hit the big screen???

BoeingSpaceliner797's picture

There was an internet headline within the past 5 days which read, "Langella lined up for 'Wall Street 2.'"  So this is all (all) a BIG prank or the script and headline are genuine.  Not sure which to believe.  Up is the new down, left is the new right, sky was yellow and the sun was blue.



"If I was a river, I'd run uphill.

If you call me, you know I will."

Anonymous's picture


"In a WORLD...meet one MAN...must FIGHT to survive..DOUBLE the action...TRIPLE the payout..."

Anonymous's picture

Excellent! Allways have to start the trailer with "In a world"

D.O.D.'s picture

ummm, Just reading what's here, main characters first appearance, by name, should be all caps...The lines aren't broken up properly, there are multiple shots within a single line, it's not very good formating, just an FYI...

Anonymous's picture

And Uris, at Columbia, is not exactly an old stone building.

Anonymous's picture

right now, "Money Never Sleeps" is expected to be released April 23, 2010, according to HSX: http://www.hsx.com/security/view/WALS2

Nathan Smith's picture

I painstakingly read the entire script.

I thought it was funny that one of the antagonists was named Bretton Woods, who is 45.

If this script is a scam, someone went to an awful lot of trouble in creating it. 

Anonymous's picture

My generation had Hackers. Once again we have...Money Never Sleeps. I only hope it stars Jonny Lee Miller as Jacob and Fisher Stevens (god, where has he been?) as Gordie himself. Find a roll for Matthew Lillard, get Penn Jillette as a hapless SEC regulator, and a LOT OF TECHNO and I might actuallly make a date out of it. With any luck I'll get a hand shandy in the back of the empty theatre.

Good job Tyler, we managed to get you worked into this in less than 2 hops via Angelina.

rahbii's picture


Frank Langella will join the cast of "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps," the Oliver Stone-directed sequel for 20th Century Fox.

Shia LaBeouf stars with Michael Douglas, who'll reprise his Gordon Gekko role. Josh Brolin is reportedly circling a part in the Allan Loeb-scripted drama as well.

Langella is in talks to play Lewis Zabel, an old-time broker who mentors LaBeouf's character, a young Wall Street broker. The mentor's fate plays a major part in the film's plot.

It's Langella's first role since his Oscar-nominated turn as Richard Nixon in "Frost/Nixon" in 2008.

He will next be seen starring with Cameron Diaz and James Marsden in Richard Kelly-directed thriller "The Box" and Andrew Jarecki's "All Good Things" with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst.

WME reps Langella. Stone and Edward R. Pressman are producing with Eric Kopeloff.

Anonymous's picture

This script is better, and it's only four pages long.