Variety is reporting that actor Nate Parker is in talks to join the Spike Lee-directed remake of Old Boy. He is best known for starring in The Great Debaters, Red Tails, and Spike Lee’s latest joint, Red Hook Summer. He would reportedly play a doctor that works with Elizabeth Olsen’s Character.
Josh Brolin stars as the lead character Joe (Dae-su Oh in the original) who 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.
Sharlto Copley will co-star as the antagonist and Samuel L. Jackson is expected to make a cameo appearance in the film.
The film will be based on the manga series by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi.
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