DISTRICT 9 Star Sharlto Copley Offered Villain Role in OLDBOY
District 9 and A-Team star Sharlto Copley has awesomely been offered the role of the villain in Spike Lee's remake of Chan-wook Park's South Korean revenge thriller Oldboy, which was based on a comic.
This is a role that actors Clive Owen, Christian Bale, and Colin Firth we're considering taking, but it looks like it will finally land with Copley in the role of the mysterious billionaire who's out to destroy the life of a man that wronged him. If he ends up taking it, which I'm sure he will, he'll join the previously cast Josh Brolin and Elizabeth Olsen in the two other lead roles.
Brolin plays a man who's kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years for reasons unknown to him. When he is released from the hellish prison, he sets out on a journey to find out who imprisoned him and why. Olsen plays a caseworker who helps Brolin investigate his past.
This is a hard remake for me to wrap my brain around. I love the story and the original film. I don't see the reason for the remake, but I want to see it. It's got a great cast, and I'm interested to see another persons vision of the story on the big screen; even though I don't see it being better than the original. Basically curiosity is getting the better of me.
What do you think about Copley possibly taking on the villainous role in the film?