Big John Hoped They Would Cast Bruce Willis

With Wall Street powerhouse Salomon Brothers enmeshed in scandal, the forthcoming screen version of Liar's Poker, Michael Lewis' best-selling account of life at the firm, is a hot ticket. Cameras are expected to roll next spring. But who will play fallen Salomon chairman John Gutfreund? Word is that MARLON BRANDO is being considered for the tough, cigar-chomping role, and James Spader for the freshman trainee based on Lewis. Warner Bros. says it's too early to tell who'll get the casting call.

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