August 31, 2011
Josh Brolin cast in 'Oldboy' remake
'No Country For Old Men' star to seek revenge for Spike Lee
Josh Brolin, Oscar nominated star of Milk, W and No Country For Old Men, has been cast in the lead role for Oldboy. As reported by Deadline, Brolin, who was on the shortlist of actors wanted, has now been officially confirmed for the part. Production is set to begin in March.
Will Smith was once considered for the part of the main character, imprisoned for 15 years for reasons unknown to him, under the direction of Steven Spielberg.
However, the remake of the hit Korean flick will now be directed by Spike Lee and scripted by I Am Legend screenwriter, Mark Protosevich.
Early last week, Christian Bale was rumoured to have been offered the role of the man who imprisons Oldboy. If you've seen the original you'll know that the cause and effect of the imprisonment aren't typical Hollywood offerings. Whether or not the plot remains the same, we'll have to wait and see.
As for Brolin, his career has taken off in the past half a decade, helped by roles in the Coen Brothers movies, No Country For Old Men and True Grit. His first major role was as Brand in cult classic The Goonies.
He will next be seen Men In Black III, playing the role of a young Tommy Lee Jones.
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