After years of rumors, it looks like Hollywood’s take on Oldboy is finally jumping off the table and into production. Director Spike Lee has pulled together Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson and Elizabeth Olsen together for the film, and now he’s reaching towards one of his Red Hook Summer stars, Variety reports.
Parker, who had both Summer and Arbitrage with Richard Gere at Sundance his year — not to mention Red Tails in theaters around the same time — is in talks to play the doctor who is a colleague of Olsen’s character. The film follows a younger woman (Olsen) who helps (and soon romances) a stranger (Brolin) in his quest for revenge on a mysterious, powerful figure (Copley). While some things are said to be changed from the original, expect a wild third act.
While Park’s Red Hook role was minor, I greatly admired him in Arbitrage, which can finally be seen this month. He’s also got some more promising roles set, as he joins Rooney Mara, Ben Foster and Casey Affleck in the drama Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. While I’m not 100% sold on Lee taking on this project, hopefully it’s just crazy enough to work and he’s certainly got a stellar cast to deliver it.
Production kicks off this fall for a likely 2013 release.
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Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, associate editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King and I briefly discuss The Hunger Games: Catching Fire before a remembrance of Paul Walker. Then we dive into our feature review of Spike Lee‘s Oldboy remake. Following that we take a look at the films [...]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out [...]
While December is often a time of reflection of the year past, before we embark on such a journey in forthcoming features, it’s time to take a look at what to keep on your radar in the next few weeks. A number of the below films won’t reach their widest release until early next year, [...]
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