Fox top brass are angling for a Cannes berth for Oliver Stone’s Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps after pushing back the release date.

Stone’s follow-up to his 1987 anti-capitalism diatribe Wall Street was originally scheduled to open on April 23 and has been postponed until September 24.

Studio chiefs felt it best to avoid a summer international roll-out during the World Cup, and decided late September would benefit from a global promotional push following a gala screening on the Croisette. It is understood the measure also gives Stone time to polish the film.

Michael Douglas reprises his Oscar winning role as a chastened Gordon Gekko, who emerges after years in prison and forms an unlikely alliance just as the world edges towards financial collapse.

Shia LaBeouf, recent Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon also star, as does Charlie Sheen reprising his role as Gekko’s original protégé Bud Fox.