Oldboy’s drawn-out casting process looks to be taking a step in the right direction with the announcement that Elizabeth Olsen is currently in talks to play the female lead.
Details concerning the part are few and far between, but we’d wager Olsen is being pitched the part of the waitress that the leading man falls for upon leaving his spell in captivity.
Josh Brolin is already in place to play Joe, the aforementioned captive who finds himself suddenly released back into the world having been held prisoner in a hotel room for more than two decades.
Struggling to understand why he has suddenly been turned loose, Joe will embark upon a bloody mission of revenge in order to get himself some answers.
Spike Lee’s long-gestating remake of Oldboy has not been without its share of casting issues (the project has still yet to find its villain after Colin Firth and Clive Owen both came and went), but after Olsen’s star-making turn in Martha Marcy May Marlene, we’d say she’s a stellar appointment.
Production is set to begin on the project in the coming months, with a release date yet to be confirmed.
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