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Sharlto Copley in Early Talks to Play Villain Opposite Josh Brolin in Spike Lee’s 'Oldboy' Remake

The Collider:
Spike Lee’s exhausting search for the villain in his Oldboy remake may have finally come to an end. After previously offering the role to Christian Bale, Colin Firth, and Clive Owen—all of who turned the part down—Variety now reports that District 9 star Sharlto Copley has been offered the role and is in early talks to sign on. Josh Brolin is set as the lead and Elizabeth Olsen is onboard in the lead female role of Lee’s take on Park Chan-wook’s classic revenge pic of the same name. For those unfamiliar, Brolin plays a man who is abducted and imprisoned for 15 years, after which he’s inexplicably released and sent on a hunt to track down those responsible for his imprisonment. Many unexpected twists and turns ensue. Hit the jump for more, including my thoughts on Copley landing the role.

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-MD-1697d ago

Can't even believe they're remaking this... the more foreign films I watch the more I understand the people that complain about American remakes.

It's just not needed.

alycakes1697d ago

I heard it both ways. I myself have never seen the original so I have no clue about this movie but I don't necessarily care if they make it or not.

-MD-1697d ago

I highly suggest watching it asap.

StarWarsFan1696d ago

I was wondering what happened to this guy.