If you’d been hoping Colin Firth would play the bad guy in Spike Lee’s reimagining of Oldboy, you’re out of luck, as while he was in talks for the role last month, he recently passed on the project, and now Twitch reports Lee has offered the role to Clive Owen instead.
Lee previously worked with Clive Owen on the 2006 heist thriller Inside Man, which may work in favour of the actor signing on, although there’s no info on how interested Clive is. Twitch, which seems to have the inside track on the production, also reports Mia Wasikowska has been offered the female lead in the movie.
Although many still feel it’s sacriledge to touch Park Chan Wook’s movie, it seems it’s going to happen anyway. The original followed a man seeking revenge against those who kept him in confinement for over 15 years.
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