Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas and Oliver Stone are gearing up to make the Wall Street sequel — and with Wall Street riding a little lower these days, the timing couldn't be any better.

Douglas, who won an Oscar for his role as Gordon Gekko in the original, revealed the project was initially titled Money Never Sleeps until Stone, who directed Wall Street in 1987, came on board and changed it to Wall Street 2.

"It starts up a couple years ago. Gordon Gekko has just got out of jail and we kind of deal with all the issues that are going on now," said Douglas during his appearance on Ellen on Wednesday. "It's an excellent script. I'm really excited about it. There's going to be some exciting casting news coming up in the next couple of weeks, which I can't say yet."

Shia LaBeouf is in negotiations to join Douglas, according to Variety.

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