Josh Brolin Confirmed For Spike Lee’s “Oldboy”

Written by John Shannon. Posted in Movies, News

Published on September 01, 2011 with No Comments

About a month back we reported on director Spike Lee taking the reigns of the Oldboy remake. Deadline has recently confirmed Lee’s involvement in the American remake, and they also know who’ll star. It’s none other than Josh Brolin, Academy Award nominated star of No Country For Old Men, True Grit, and the upcoming Men In Black 3.

Brolin has been a rising star in the past few years, and it seems he’s adopted a bit of a workaholic attitude. He just wrapped Men in Black 3, and from there he shoots Warners’ Gangster Squad before moving to OldBoy and then hops on a plane to shoot Up in the Air director Jason Reitman’s Labor Day. 

Oldboy tells the stark tale of a man wrongfully imprisoned on his young daughter’s birthday only to emerge 15 years later with vengeance on his mind. The original 2003 Korean film is considered a cult classic and was directed by Park Chan-wook.

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John Shannon studied Creative Writing at the University of Maine where he also served as a film critic for the Maine Campus Newspaper. He currently resides in the greater Portland area of Southern Maine where he works by day and watches film by night. He can be reached via email at and followed on Twitter @JohnWShannon

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