Law in Popular Culture
Oliver Stone Got Insights from Eliot Spitzer for Latest Wall Street Film
Posted May 13, 2010 7:05 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
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.