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Sharlto Copley Targeting Old Boy
Has Spike Lee finally found his villain?

13 April 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

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Sharlto Copley Targeting Old Boy

Christian Bale, Clive Owen and Colin Firth have all mused on it and passed, so it's now the turn of Sharlto Copley to consider the villain role in Spike Lee's reworking of Old Boy

Casting for the project has been happening at a glacial pace so far, with Josh Brolin signing on for the Oh Dae-su part last August, and Elizabeth Olsen bagging Mi-do at the end of February (again, after other actresses including Rooney Mara and Mia Wasikowska had opted out). We don't know what the Westernised names are yet, so we'll stick with the originals for now. It sounds from Variety's story as if Mi-do has migrated from being a sushi chef to a "case worker".

Copley then, would finally complete the casting triumvirate at the top of the movie, in the role formerly known as Woo-jin. That's the guy behind Brolin's mysterious fifteen-year imprisonment, who's going to kill Olsen if Brolin doesn't figure out what's going on.

Mark Protosevich has eight volumes of manga to draw from in his screenplay, and they don't much resemble the Park Chan-wook classic, so there's potential for this to be a very different film (hence its already Old Boy rather than Oldboy). There still doesn't seem to be a solid start date, but shooting is planned to start "soon".


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Sharlto Copley is a great actor, loved him in District 9, and he was the best thing in the A Team, but still Oldboy is a great movie, and doesn't need a remake because Americans can't watch movies and read subtitles at the same time, which is obviously the main reason for all these Asian conversions. I'm sure what ever he brings to the plate will be excellent, but I honestly would prefer if they didnt make this film. I'm sure there are alot of people out there that feel the same. i've avoided mo More

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Sharlto Copley is a great actor, loved him in District 9, and he was the best thing in the A Team, but still Oldboy is a great movie, and doesn't need a remake because Americans can't watch movies and read subtitles at the same time, which is obviously the main reason for all these Asian conversions. I'm sure what ever he brings to the plate will be excellent, but I honestly would prefer if they didnt make this film. I'm sure there are alot of people out there that feel the same. i've avoided mo More

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