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Josh Brolin Cast In Spike Lee's Oldboy Remake

Posted August 29, 2011 - By Moye Ishimoto

Josh Brolin Cast In Spike Lee's Oldboy Remake

The American remake of Park Chan-wook's Oldboy has finally met its protagonist. Josh Brolin has been confirmed to take the lead role of Oh Dae-Su--or we should say, Joe.

"[Joe] is a man who, on the day his daughter is born, is captured and imprisoned in a hotel room for over two decades (15 years in the original) with no understanding as to why. When he is suddenly released, he's told that he has just four days to determine the reason for his imprisonment and, if he cannot, his daughter will be killed."

The film will officially be named Old Boy and fans should expect to see production start in 2012. We've gotten used to the idea of having Spike Lee as the director of this remake, but how do you feel about this casting? I've enjoyed his past roles in films like True Grit, No Country For Old Men, and Milk, so I'm looking forward to seeing what Brolin can give us this time.

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  • Tnol

    Ahhhh! kill it quick while there is still time....

    Posted: August 29, 2011 8:44 PM
  • Jilani77

    The original is one of my all time favorites, Brolin is a good actor but I don't see him surpassing the performance of Choi Min-sik. Now that guy is an AMAZING actor. Brolin does has the rough feel to him but I'm not so sure. A cameo from Choi Min-sik will win me over :D

    Posted: August 29, 2011 5:29 PM
  • AGarcia18

    Oldboy hardly seems like it has been out long enough to merit a remake. The film is a dark twist on revenge films, and seems to be perfect as it is. I doubt this remake will bode well with American viewers. I like Spike Lee's work, but this seems unnecessary.

    Posted: August 29, 2011 5:23 PM
  • kiko187

    Is Spike able to go as far as the original went to push decency, or Brolin willing ro go that far?

    Posted: August 29, 2011 5:19 PM