Fox holds ‘Wall Street’ sequel

Studio to release 'Money Never Sleeps' on Sept. 24

With an invite from the Cannes Film Festival likely coming, 20th Century Fox is pushing back the release of Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” from April 23 to Sept. 24.

Insiders say the film has a strong shot at being included in the fest, which runs May 12-23. Fox would not comment.

The sequel returns Michael Douglas return in the role of Gordon Gekko, starring opposite Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan and Josh Brolin.

Stone’s film picks up 23 years after his first one left off. It is 2008 and Gekko, who has just been released from prison, tries to warn Wall Street of the pending financial collapse, but no one listens to him because he’s considered a crook.

Instead, Gekko tries to reconcile with his daughter by helping her fiance, a young stock broker whose mother has been murdered, exact revenge on the hedge fund manager responsible for the crime.

In its new September slot, “Money Never Sleeps” shares the date with three other wide releases; Zach Snyder’s 3D family pic “Legends of the Guardians” (Warner Bros.), Andy Fickman’s comedy “You Again” (Disney) and Focus Features’ historical pic “The Eagle of the Ninth,” its most direct competish. “Ninth” toplines Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell and Donald Sutherland.

In finding a new spot for the film, studio said “Money Never Sleeps” is better suited for fall than summer.