The latest Oldboy casting news today could see a star from District 9 being a villain.
Variety reports that Sharlton Copley has been offered the role of the mysterious billionaire. A man who appears to want to ruin life for the lead character. Spike Lee will be directing the remake with a new script from Mark Protosevich.
The story is centered on a man who is kidnapped and trapped for 15 years in a small room with no access to anything. When he is released without reason, he becomes determined to find out who captured him and why. Josh Brolin has already been cast in the lead role with Elizabeth Olsen cast as a caseworker helping him to find out what is happening and why he was targeted.
Copley also starred in The A-Team and teamed up with Blomkamp again for Elysium with Matt Damon. His most recent project was Europa, a “space thriller” from Sebatian Cordero.