Douglas glad to be part of Wall St sequel

Michael Douglas is glad to be a part of the 'Wall Street' sequel.

Michael Douglas is glad to be a part of the 'Wall Street' sequel.

The 65-year-old actor, who plays the role of ruthless financier Gordon Gekko in the movie, claims the role shows the US where it has been going wrong.

He said: "There was a recession when the first movie arrived in 1987. There's a recession now.

"Greed, which Gekko declared as being good, hasn't just survived but has thrived amid easy credit, sub-prime mortgages and an America that ignored the signs of an oncoming market collapse.

"We brought Oliver Stone a script. Stone, the son of a stockbroker, wanted to do it."

The star, who won an Oscar for his portrayal of Gekko in the original movie, thinks the character is "exciting" to watch.

He added to The Sun newspaper: "Gekko might have charm but he is a reptile at heart. There's a sense that there could be an eruption at any time and that is exciting for an audience."

The sequel, entitled 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps', also stars Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan, Susan Sarandon and Charlie Sheen and is due for release in April.

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