While fans of the Chan-Wook Park original may hold a hefty amount of resentment towards the upcoming film, Josh Brolin — who’s taken on the leading role — had nothing but good things to say about his director, cinematographer, co-star, and overall experience. He’s confident the new film will easily match the cult classic developed by Park. | Full Story
Though his role in Old Boy seems to be minor, Parker is in talks with Spike Lee to play a doctor who interacts with Elizabeth Olsen. Additionally, the young star will be in such company as Josh Brolin, (who is slated to star) Sharlto Copley, and Samuel L. | Full Story
Samuel L Jackson has joined the cast of the film Oldboy, which is a revenge thriller slated to be directed by Spike Lee.
According to Empire, ‘Oldboy finds Josh Brolin as Joe Douchett, a man held captive in a nondescript room for 15 years, seemingly without cause. When his captor (Sharlto Copley) lets him go, and offers him a few details on what happened and who is responsible, he sets off on a mission to exact vengeance from those who caused him such pain.’
In Oldboy, Jackson is set to play a small role, in fact, he’s going to play a villain who is brutally tortured by Josh Brolin’ character, according to sources. | Full Story
Spike Lee is making the rounds promoting his new film Red Hook Summer, which debuted last weekend with relative good numbers. On his stop in L.A., WHOGOTTHEROLE.com got a chance to talk to the director about his film and why studios didn’t want anything to do with it. We also took the opportunity to pick Lee’s brain about his plans for the American remake of Oldboy, a film that received some backlash from diehard fans after he was announced as director. | Full Story
Sharlto Copley Captures Lead For Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego’s ‘Open Grave’; Confirmed For Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’
Sharlto Copley has been assigned the lead role in Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego’s Open Grave, and has inked a deal to play the villain in Spike Lee’s Oldboy.
The actor, who was best known for his roles in the Oscar-nominated District 9 and The A-Team, will play the character of a man who has woken up with amnesia inside a pit full of rotting bodies. He then sets out to figure out how he got there, but his strange flashbacks have him wondering if he is a killer. | Full Story
Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ re-creation is receiving some push back from loyal fans of the original Chan-wook’s ‘Oldboy’. Ever since ‘Oldboy’ fans heard that Steven Spielberg and Will Smith were involved, it seemed to put a bad taste in their mouths. Maybe, just maybe Josh Brolin taking the lead role will sweeten up some fans, or else Colin Firth playing the villain just might do it.
As for the fate of the script, it will be a completely different version written by Mark Protosevich, the same writer behind ‘I am Legend’. | Full Story