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'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' gets a later bedtime

March 10, 2010 |  2:37 pm

Carey Those eager to see award-season fixture Carey Mulligan on the big screen (but without the blond haircut) will have to wait a little longer. Mulligan's next film, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" -- in which she stars opposite her rumored real-life boyfriend Shia LaBeouf -- has been pushed by Fox from its initial April 23 release date to Sept. 24. The date change takes it off a weekend that brings the  comic book adventure "The Losers" and the romantic comedy "The Back-Up Plan" and moves it to a weekend with period Roman adventure "The Eagle of the Ninth" and romantic comedy "You Again."

Variety, which originally reported the story, attributed the date change in part to the film's bid to enter the  Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 12-23.

A studio spokesperson declined to discuss the reasons behind the date change, but did confirm that the film had been "submitted" to Cannes and is "under consideration."

If the film is accepted, it won't be LaBeouf's first journey to the French Riviera -- back in 2008, he was at the festival to promote the world premiere of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."

Oliver Stone's sequel, which follows the classic 1987 original, has Michael Douglas reprising his Oscar-winning role as greedy Wall Street executive Gordon Gekko. After emerging from a long stint behind bars, he's eager to return to his old ways while trying to reconnect with his daughter (Mulligan) and her fiance (LaBeouf), whom he befriends.

--Amy Kaufman

Photo: Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan star in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps." Credit: Twentieth Century Fox.