According to a recent report from Twitch, rising star Elizabeth Olsen has been offered the lead female role in Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy. Olson is a very talented actress and starred in last year's Martha Marcy May Marlene, the upcoming horror thriller Silent House, and Red Lights. This woman is going to end up being a big star soon. Olson is the younger sister of the famous Olsen twins, she's just much more talented.
As previously reported, both Rooney Mara and Mia Wasikowska were offered the same role but turned it down. As much as I like those actresses, I think Olsen will be great in the role. If she accepts the part, she will join Josh Brolin who plays “a man imprisoned against his will and with no explanation for years before he is released and sets out to find and take revenge on his captor.” Christian Bale, Colin Firth, and Clive Owen have all been mentioned sought after to play the villain, but as far as I know at this point they've all turned it down as well.
I kind of hope she takes the role. I would love for this remake to be good, but I don't see how it can turn out better the Chan-wook Park adaptation. It will still be interesting to see Lee's vision of the story. I'm just happy that at least Brolin is in it.
What are your thoughts on Olson possibly being cast in the film?
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