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No Country for "Oldboy"

Writer: Naseem Randhawa

"Oldboy" director Spike Lee (left) with leading man Josh Brolin.

5 Sep – "No Country For Old Men" star Josh Brolin has been cast as the troubled lead replacing originally rumoured Will Smith in the upcoming remake of Park Chan-wook's "Oldboy", according to a report by Deadline website.

Brolin, who will next appear in "Men in Black III", will play the part of Joe (Dae-su Oh in the original), a man who, on the day his daughter is born, is captured and imprisoned in a hotel room for over two decades (15 years in the original) with no understanding as to why. When he is suddenly released, he's told that he has just four days to determine the reason for his imprisonment and, if he cannot, his daughter will be killed.

Originally a manga series by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi, the American version will see Spike Lee set to direct the film with a script from Mark Protosevich as it eyes for an early 2012 production start.

Cinema Online, 05 September 2011