Josh Brolin has been cast in the upcoming remake of Park Chan-wook's Old Boy, Deadline reports.
Brolin, who next appears on the big screen in Men in Black III, will play the part of 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.
Originally a late '90's manga series by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi, the American version will apparently, as in that series, go by that two word title rather that the single world Oldboy that Chan-wook's version used.
Spike Lee is set to direct the film with a script from Mark Protosevich and is eyeing an early 2012 production start.