20th Century Fox is pushing the opening of Oliver Stone‘s Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps from April 23rd to September 24th. Variety‘s Pamela McLintock is reporting that the decision may be linked to the film getting a slot at the Cannes Film Festival two months hence, which of course will deliver a huge boost for the European openings. And opening it in the fall stateside will, of course, position WS2:MNS as a possible awards-level contender.

20 days ago I ran a positive reaction from a tipster who’d just attended a restricted-attendance screening of the film on the Fox lot. The sequel costars Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf. Carey Mulligan and Josh Brolin.