Colin Firth may not be the first person who springs to most people’s minds to play a dark villain, but it appears Spike Lee thinks differently, as Twitch reports that The King’s Speech star has been offered the bad guy role in Lee’s Oldboy remake. It isn’t known yet if the actor plans to accept the offer or not.
If he takes on the part, Firth will play Adrian, who squares off against Josh Brolin’s lead character. Chan-wook Park directed the original Oldboy, a South Korean thriller which followed a man seeking revenge against those who kept him in confinement for over 15 years.
Back in September it was revealed that Rooney Mara is the front runner for Oldboy’s female lead, but there’s been no news about her involvement since then. There’s also still the possibility Christian Bale will be in the movie, but he’s apparently not making a decision on which project to take on next until after he wraps production on The Dark Knight Rises. It isn’t known when production will begin on Oldboy.
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