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« on: November 13, 2011, 05:31:04 PM »

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Colin Firth Offered Villain Role In Spike Lee's Oldboy
Twitch are once again on point with some casting news for Spike Lee's Oldboy remake. This time it seems an offer has been made to Oscar winning British actor Colin Firth to star as Adrian, the pretty sick villain of the story..
This would be a left field choice should Firth accept. We last saw him in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and before that giving his Oscar winning turn as The King Of England in The King's Speech. A role like that of Adrian, the twisted villain in the very violent Oldboy story, would certainly be a big departure. Anyway, it appears he is the man that Mandate Pictures want for the role.





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At one point actor Colin Firth was attached to play a key role in Oldboy director Park Chan-wook's English language debut, Stoker. That didn't work out but now Firth may very well end up playing the villain role in Spike Lee's upcoming remake of Park's Oldboy.

Twitch has learned that an offer is out to Firth for the part of Adrian, which means that - should he accept - he will be stepping into the villain role opposite Josh Brolin.



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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 05:31:50 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 12:52:13 AM »

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Clive Owen Offered Villain Role in OLDBOY & James Frain Joins THE LONE RANGER
According to Twitch Film director Spike Lee is looking to re-team with actor Clive Owen, who was his lead in the underappreciated Inside Man.


According to Twitch Film Spike Lee is offering the role of the main villain in Oldboy to British actor Clive Owen. This is a role that has been a lot harder to shore up than the main lead, which Josh Brolin is locked in for. Actors Colin Firth and Christian Bale have been said to have passed on the role of the villain. Firth acknowledged that he was considering the part, but soon passed. Now Spike has his eyes set on Clive, who is someone that he has worked with before. He hired Clive Owen for the lead in Inside Man a bank robbery heist film.


Twitch has learned that the villain role has now been offered to Clive Owen. Owen and Lee have history, of course, having worked together on Lee's underrated thriller The Inside Man. That the director and star know and like each other is certainly a plus but a much bigger plus is that Owen embodies the perfect blend of sophistication and menace that the part requires along with the sort of charisma needed to go toe to toe with Brolin. Now he just needs to say yes. - Twitch Film



 
While in other casting news The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that True Blood star, James Frain is joining the cast of Johnny Depp's The Lone Ranger. Frain is best known for playing a vampire in the popular HBO vampire show. He tortured and raped Rutina Wesley's character Tara, and then was killed off by her.


Frain will play a tough foreman overseeing Chinese and Indian rail workers who works for the storyís chief villain (Wilkinson). - The Hollywood Reporter


Thanks to Josh Wilding for the heads up.

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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011, 11:24:01 PM »

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Mia Wasikowska Offered Female Lead In Spike Lee's OLDBOY
Casting for Spike Lee's remake of Park Chan-wook's Oldboy continues to move right along with another incredible acting talent in talks to join a growing cast.
 
Source: Twitch via Collider

 
Following the news that Clive Owen is in talks to play the lead villain in Oldboy, a role that Colin Firth passed on, we now have word that another acting talent is in talks to join the cast. Twitch reports that the key female lead has been offered to Mia Wasikowska, who has drawn rave reviews for her work in the The Kids Are All Right and Jane Eyre. Like Owen, her role was originally offered to another, in this case Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo). Collider points out that if Wasikowska takes the role, it will be with a touch of irony as Wasikowska has just wrapped the horror film Stoker, the English-language directorial debut of Park Chan-wook, who directed the original 2003 South Korean version of Oldboy.

If things for both actors manage to progress beyond the widely-interpreted "talking" stage, Lee will have an impressive collection of talent including Josh Brolin, Owen, and Wasikowska.



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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 01:10:00 PM »

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Samuel L. Jackson Cast In Spike Lee's OLDBOY; Plus Bruce Hornsby To Score


Jackson has come on board for a small but critical part in the new film, according to a person close to the production who was not authorized to talk about it publicly. The actor will play the man who is being tortured by the hero (Brolin) in a key revenge scene.

Fans of the original will remember the scene as perhaps the most visceral and disturbing of the film. Protagonist Dae-su Oh exacts vengeance on a man who once guarded him by extracting his teeth one-by-one with the claw end of a hammer.


They go on to say that in Spike Lee's version the torture scene will not include the removal of teeth, but don't worry Jackson's character will still be apart of a torture that is "plenty painful."
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 12:24:24 AM »

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First Footage From Park Chan-Wookís English-Language Debut, STOKER

As we know, there is a remake of Oldboy in the works with Spike Lee directing, but it will have along way to go if it hopes to come near the quality of the original Korean movie by Park Chan-wook - who also directed some equally brilliant films such as Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Lady Vengeance, Thirst and JSA. Fans of his have been eagerly anticipating his first English language project, and now thanks to an Entertainment Tonight preview, we can have a look at the very first footage from this enigmatic Vampire tale..
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2012, 12:06:55 AM »

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First OLDBOY Set Photos Feature A Shirtless Josh Brolin

Spike Lee's American remake of Oldboy is filming in New Orleans and the first set of pictures are of Josh Brolin without a shirt, and Hannah Simone star of FOX's hit series, New Girl, reporting the news.
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2012, 07:38:07 PM »

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OLDBOY Remake About Art Not Money Says Sharlto Copley

By now, even if you haven't seen the original Oldboy film you should know that it's a bit of a cult favorite here in the U.S. and as a result the remake has its fair share of detractors. However, actor Sharlto Copley says that you should give the film a chance.

"Spike's very cool, man. He's a real artist. You can see why he has the reputation he does. He's a pleasure to work with.

It's such a good story! Something like this only comes along very rarely, and it seems perfectly reasonable to have a reimagining of it. Very often Hollywood will remake something just because thereís a built-in audience, just for the commercial aspect of doing it. Thatís fair enough, I guess. But with this, if you look at the people who have got involved, itís more for the creative drive.

Itís not a massive franchise that youíre trying to reboot or something thatís going to make a gazillion dollars. Itís just a film thatís artistically inspiring to people. Spike is an artist whoís been inspired to do it. The drive behind it isnít a studio or an executive thinking itís a great marketing opportunity. The drive behind it for the producers and the actors and the director, is simply the inspiration of the story. You'll notice itís not a project populated with people who are known for only taking jobs because theyíre commercial..."

It's hard to argue with that sentiment when you have a director like Spike Lee behind the project. Couple that with a talented cast that includes Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Samuel L. Jackson and Oldboy should be a nice change of pace during a fall movie season that will include Thor: The Dark World and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. This will also be a much different role for Copley who hasn't been seen in much since District 9 and The A-Team. If the film can strike the right cords its not a huge stretch to see this film generating some award buzz and raising the stock of some of the underrated cast. 

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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013, 02:51:19 PM »

Oldboy Trailer

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv42eRf5yNI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv42eRf5yNI</a>
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