‘Wall Street’ sequel moving forward with Oliver Stone, Michael Douglas and Shia LaBeouf?

Posted by · 1:36 pm · April 28th, 2009

Not long ago, what with the housing market on the fritz and certifiable capitalistic ruin staring down the face of America, not to mention stoke brokers being painted as the devils of the earth, it seemed a great time to revisit Oliver Stone’s 1987 film “Wall Street,” the Michael Douglas starrer that put “greed is […]

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Weiser on the prescience of ‘Wall Street’

Posted by · 2:09 pm · October 6th, 2008

Buried in the pages of the Los Angeles Times’ entertainment section over the weekend was this intriguing op-ed from “W.” screenwriter Stanley Weiser.  But it wasn’t his upcoming George W. Bush biopic he had on the mind, it was 1987’s “Wall Street,” which Weiser co-wrote with Oliver Stone. It’s a real coup for the Times, […]

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PAGE TO SCREEN: “W” by Stanley Weiser

Posted by · 9:54 am · August 12th, 2008

“Thirty days!  I’d like to shove a plate of Freedom Fries down that slick piece of shit’s throat.  Givin’ me lectures?  The next chance I get I’ll be glad to veto something French.  Damned glad.” Those were the words that seemed to send a shot through the industry when Stanley Weismer’s script “W” made its […]

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The Sunday Times digs into ‘W’

Posted by · 1:48 pm · August 11th, 2008

Yesterday’s edition of London’s Sunday Times carried a story from Christopher Goodwin analyzing the “W” phenomenon from the other side of the pond. It’s full of unoriginal information, but worth a read nonetheless. First, Goodwin gets into the obvious caveat that has a number of viewers skeptical: Some believe Stone, 61, may even have a […]

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Yet another early look at the ‘W’ script

Posted by · 2:52 am · June 26th, 2008

Poor “W” can’t catch a break. Stanley Weiser’s take on our Commander-in-Chief (*shiver*), had already caused a stir in more than a few areas before principle photography even began two months ago.  The first shockwave hit when the script was profiled by Marcus Baram for ABC News back in April.  Then The Hollywood Reporter consulted with four […]

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Reading “W”

Posted by · 4:35 pm · April 1st, 2008

Boy, they sure are leaning on some hyperbolic recent dubya lore to push this thing along. I’m only about 50 pages in or so and already more than a few things turn me off about this script, but I’m also somewhat surprised that writer Stanley Weiser has gone the way of presenting Bush in such […]

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