Eyeing Cannes, Fox Delays ‘Wall Street 2’

Studio moves release date until September, hoping to secure a festival spot for the Oliver Stone sequel

Last Updated: March 10, 2010 @ 5:08 PM

Fox has pushed back the release of Oliver Stone’s anticipated “Wall Street” follow-up from April 23 to Sept. 24, with studio officials banking on what they say is a legit shot for the film being included at the Cannes Film Festival.

“We are being seriously considered for Cannes, and if we could do that, it would be a huge publicity boon for us, both domestically and internationally,” said Chris Aronson, executive VP of distribution for Fox.

“We’re not sure if we’d be in competition or not — or even if we’re going to be included at all — but we’re hopeful.”

“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” returns Michael Douglas to his iconic Gordon Gekko role, with Shia LaBeouf playing the corruptible young guy (a role aptly handled by Charlie Sheen in the 1986 original).

Carey Mulligan and Josh Brolin are also in the cast.

The Cannes Film Festival runs May 12-23.