Hollywood - (Ass Mess): Michael Douglas is to star in a sequel to his Oscar-winning role as Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone's Wall Street in a specially adapted 21st century version of the cult movie focusing on UK corruption.
Hole in the Wall Street will see Douglas play Lord Levy, who as UK Prime Monster Tony Blair's blind trust portfolio bagman, top WMD fantasist and racketeering partner has been dubbed by the press as Mr Cashpoint.
The film is subtitled Money Never Weeps and will show how ruthless City of London greedmongers such as investment banker Goldman Sax bankrolled seedy mobster cartels to pay for Labour Party election funds and then ensured they received peerages in the cash-for-honors scam.
Plotlines are still sketchy but are likely to revolve around Levy's meteoric rise from obscurity in the music business to one of lynchpin importance in the 1997 general election aspirations of Tony Blair and the subsequent 2000 US residential election campaign of his uterine brother George W Bush.
Douglas is said to be delighted at the chance of playing this role and has begun by rehearsing the trademark smarmy Levy grin that says 'immunity from prosecution' to potential financial donors to his hairbrained scheme.
Auditions for the role of Blair start next week. Will Ferrel, Jim Carrey and Tom Hanks are said to be top contenders.
The movie will be shot on location in London.