Sharlto Copley is in talks to play the villain role in Spike Lee’s remake of the revenge thriller Oldboy, which stars Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen.
Based on Chan-wook Park’s 2003 South Korean film, Oldboy stars Brolin as a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years for unknown reasons. When inexplicably released, he sets out to find out who held him hostage and why.
Copley (District 9, The A-Team) would play a mysterious billionaire out to destroy the life of Brolin’s character, while Olsen will play a caseworker who helps Brolin investigate the past. Source: Variety