A bit of possible casting news is coming in for Spike Lee’s American redux of the Korean modern classic Oldboy. Colin Firth just may be in line to cause star Josh Brolin some extreme misery. Read on for details.
According to Twitch an offer is out to Firth (pictured right) for the part of Adrian, which means that – should he accept – he will be stepping into the villain role opposite Josh Brolin.
The script for Oldboy was adapted by Mark Protosevich, who will co-produce. Roy Lee and Doug Davison will produce via Vertigo Entertainment with Lee’s 40 Acres & A Mule. Mandate president Nathan Kahane will executive produce.
Originally DreamWorks was looking to pick up remake rights from Chan-Wook Park’s original film in 2008, with the idea that Steven Spielberg would direct Will Smith. The story centers on a man who is kidnapped on his daughter’s birthday and held for 15 years in solitary confinement without explanation. He is eventually released and sets out on a path to take revenge on those who destroyed his life.
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