Freddie Prinze Jr. Joins the Cast of 24
Freddie Prinze Jr. is joining the cast of the Fox series 24 as a regular, playing Davis Cole, a recently returned Marine who runs CTU Field Ops. The 33 year old actor will start shooting in New York City soon, where the upcoming eighth season has already started production. Earlier this year, it was reported Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire) will be playing a Middle East leader and Chris Diamantopoulos will take on the role of the president’s new Chief of Staff.
This project is perfect for Prinze as his preganant wife Sarah Michelle Gellar is also in town to shoot her new pilot, The Wonderful Malady’s.
24 can use some new blood and I can see old Freddie Prinze Jr. fitting in rather well in the new season. It will be nice be nice to have this season based in New ork City. I wonder if they will actually have Jack bauer sit down and have a meal for the first time. You ever notice that Jack never goes to the bathroom and never eats during the whole day every season? If he does get the chance to sit down and eat, I reccomend Ninja NY – it’s a fitting atmosphere for a 24 style dinner.
Oliver Stone is set to direct Wall Street 2, Michael Douglas and Shia Lebouf in talks to star.
Finally, its back! Gordon Gekko, god to all of Wall Street, is making his return to the big screen. And it looks like Michael Douglas is reprising the legendary role, a role which earned him an Academy Award.
Oliver Stone has officially signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to direct a sequel to the 1987 film Wall Street Wall Street 2 is the tentative working title for the projecy which had been under the working title of Money Never Sleeps.
21 and Things We Lost in the Fire scribe Allan Loeb turned a re-write on Stephen Schiff’s long developing sequel script. Apparently the latest draft was strong enough to convince Stone to return. I would have liked to see Aaron Sorkin’s take on a sequel, but rumor has it that he turned down the project.
Shia Lebouf is in talks to play a young Wall Street trader who, much like Charlie Scheen’s character in the original film, comes under Gekko’s mentorship. As much as some people don’t like LaBeouf, it’s hard to disagree that he makes a perfect 2009 stand in for Sheen.
The film is set nearly two decades after the first film, with Gekko having spent 14 years in prison for insider trading and security fraud, now making the lecture circle as a published financial author. He mentors a young trader named Jacob (like the character LaBeouf is playing) in hopes to reconnect with his daughter Winnie, Jacob’s wife.
Of course, it’s a lot more complicated than that, a revenge story set in the topical world of hedge fund managers, and global locals like London and Dubai. The financial world is a much different place than it was 20 years ago, and it looks like the current climate will make for an interesting setting for a sequel.
I am looking forward to the fresh new attitude that LaBeouf will bring to the movie and even more interested to see how Douglas will reprise the role. Can he still have the conviction he once had when saying that “Greed is Good?” I will tell you one thing, I know what I will be doing the night this flick opens and hits the silver screen.