Spike Lee must have been impressed by Nate Parker’s work on Red Hook Summer, as the actor is now in talks to reunite with the director for his remake of Oldboy, according to Variety.
The is set to star Josh Brolin as a man who was imprisoned and tortured for over a decade before getting unexpectedly release, and then seeks reveneg against those who imprisoned it. Nate Parker will portray a doctor who works with Josh Brolin’s character. Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, and Samuel L. Jackson also star.
Spike Lee is directing from a screenplay by Mark Protosevich (Thor, I Am Legend), based on Park Chan-wook’s original Korean film. Shooting is scheduled to begin this autumn in New York and Louisiana. Parker will next be seen in Arbitrage alongside Richard Gere, Tim Roth, and Susan Sarandon.