Josh Brolin confirmed to star in Oldboy

Last month it was revealed that Josh Brolin was Mandate Pictures’ first choice to star in Spike Lee‘s remake of the South Korean revenge flick Oldboy. Deadline reports: it’s official!

Brolin will star in the role originally played by Choi Min-sik in Park Chan-wook‘s 2003 original. He plays a man kidnapped and imprisoned without explanation, and released 15 years later (also without explanation). Framed for the murder of his wife, our hero goes on a violent rampage and hunts down his mysterious captors, not realising that he is enacting the final stages of their revenge against him.

Christian Bale is considering starring opposite Brolin as the villainous kidnapper.

Production on Oldboy begins in March 2012.

Discuss: Brolin, Bale and Lee. Surely these are ingredients that make this Oldboy redo somewhat enticing?

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