Susan Sarandon is reportedly in final talks to join Oliver Stone’s Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, taking a role that we like to think of as “the Martin Sheen part”, since she plays the mother of Shia LaBeouf’s thrusting young Wall Street trader.

 It remains to be seen whether she’s also a blue-collar type with some potentially explosive insider information, since details on her role remain sketchy. With LaBeouf playing a young trader who falls under Gordon Gecko’s (Michael Douglas) seductive spell, she might provide a moral counterpoint or might end up the sort of mother who pushes him onwards.

Shooting begins next month in New York, presumably after Sarandon finishes work on You Don’t Know Jack, the Jack Kevorkian biopic for HBO and Barry Levinson, and before she starts publicity on The Lovely Bones later in the year.