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10 September 2011 @ 08:30 am
'oldboy' remake casting update  
Josh Brolin replaces Will Smith on Spike Lee's Oldboy remake

Brolin is reportedly set to take the lead opposite Christian Bale's villain in Spike Lee's reworking of Park Chan-wook's 2003 thriller

Catherine Shoard

Josh Brolin has replaced his Men in Black 3 co-star Will Smith as the lead in Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy, according to reports. Brolin and Lee will start shooting in March, according to Deadline Hollywood, with Christian Bale also rumoured to be attached to the project.

Bale would take the role of the mysterious adversary who imprisons Brolin's character in a room for 15 years, without explanation. The original Korean film, directed in 2003 by Park Chan-wook, charted the man's quest to discover the reasons and exact revenge, while also reintegrating into society and beginning an affair with a younger woman.

Steven Spielberg was previously interested in buying remake rights, and it was he who brought Smith onboard.

cr: guardian.co.uk

i'm not too keen on remakes (especially if it's a film i absolutely adore), but i can be quite tolerant if i am given a reason to be.

well i must admit, this update on the casting has somewhat put my fangirl mind at ease... i may not be a josh brolin/ christian bale fan, but i do acknowledge that they are both good actors.

crossing my fingers for this one.
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