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Colin Firth Turns Down Lead Villain Role In Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake Starring Josh Brolin

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Despite recently confirming an offer to play the lead antagonist in Spike Lee's upcoming remake of Park Chan-wook's "Oldboy," it looks like things just haven't worked out for Colin Firth as he has now reportedly turned down the chance to star opposite Josh Brolin in the project.

No word on why Firth has passed but with Lee's remake set for an early 2012 shoot, the project is certainly leaving it pretty late to fill out the other two principal roles. We'd imagine they wouldn't be short of suitors but Firth is now the second highly-publicised, in-demand thesp to have turned down the project after Rooney Mara passed on the lead female role -- not to mention Christian Bale's brief flirtation with the same role Firth has turned down here.

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alycakes1777d ago

Gee, I thought all of his casting was a done deal and they were already set to start filming...guess not!

We'll have to wait and see who ends up being the villain.

StarWarsFan1777d ago

I'm not the biggest Spike Lee fan.

alycakes1776d ago

Well, I'm not either but I had heard that this movie was suppose to be good even though I had never heard of the first one that was made.

EverestGirl1777d ago

I couldn't care less about this project and I don't know why.