Money never sleeps and Shia LaBeouf gets such great cinematic parents. Variety reports that Susan Sarandon is in negotiations to join Oliver Stone's Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps. And with that, we've got yet another reason to wonder if #2 will boast one of the best casts of 2010.

Should she sign on the dotted line, Sarandon will play Shia LaBeouf's mom. As we've already learned, he's playing a new Wall Street trader who "falls under the seductive influence of Gordon Gekko." Frankly, I'd much rather Susan fall for Gordon's seductive charms, but that would be an entirely different movie.

As it stands, Ms. Sarandon only gets to play mom again -- hopefully with some dramatic flair and not just motherly concern. But as all of these great names sign on, are any of you worrying about the project more? I don't mean to beat a dead horse, but LaBeouf has inspired a solid stream of skepticism once he hit it big, and now he's going to star in a highly anticipated film surrounded by a lot of beloved, uber-talented names. There will be no action to fill in the blanks, no explosions (one would assume) to distract us from any unevenness. Can he really hold his own against Sarandon, Michael Douglas, Frank Langella, and the rest?
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