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Oliver Stone Got Insights from Eliot Spitzer for Latest Wall Street Film


Oliver Stone tapped New York’s former attorney general and governor for help with his new movie featuring Gordon Gekko called Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Stone told Reuters that he got some “very good insights from people like” Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as governor in 2008 in the midst of a prostitution scandal.

Spitzer “was one of the earliest investigators of these cases,” Stone told Reuters. “You remember, he was the guy who originally got the biggest settlement out of [insurer] AIG back in 2006.”

In the movie, Michael Douglas reprises his role as Gekko. This time, Gekko has been released from prison and he now has a new Wall Street protégé.

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