Colin Firth passes on Oldboy

Colin Firth has passed on the role of the lead villain in Spike Lee‘s upcoming Oldboy remake, Twitch reports.

Christian Bale similarly turned down the part several months ago.

Josh Brolin remains set to 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.

Rooney Mara has been targeted to play the female lead.

Discuss: Who could you see as the main antagonist?

One Response to “Colin Firth passes on Oldboy”

  1. Josh will be great…. couldn’t see Firth doing the part!

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