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Samuel L. Jackson joins OLDBOY Remake

Movie Spike Lee by Jim Napier

Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers, upcoming Django Unchained) has joined Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy. The English-language remake of Chan-wook Park's cult classic is set to star Josh Brolin in the lead role.  Jackson will play a small, but critical part in the new film, Although it is not confirmed, rumor has it that he will be playing the role of the man who guards Brolin's character. If you recall from the original, his character starred in a memorable revenge scene.  Old Boy starts shooting this fall in Louisiana and New York.

The LA Times also reports that Bruce Hornsby.is set to compose the score for the film. Hornsby has worked with Lee on his basketball documentary Kobe Doin' Work and Red Hook Summer. The composer had this to say about his ideas for the score, by saying "I'm working on a few things and I'll send them to Spike soon," he said. "The 'D' word has been spoken to me by him," the musician added, referring to a dark tone. "But I think the score will also run the gamut."

 

Do you think Jackson is a good addition to the cast? Do you feel that Oldboy should be remade at all?

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