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Start Date For 'Oldboy' Pushed Back As Clive Owen Is The Latest To Turn Down A Role

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 6, 2012 3:22 PM
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We have to say, we're starting to become a little concerned about "Oldboy." Never exactly the most necessary of remakes in the first place, our interest was piqued when Spike Lee signed on to direct, swiftly followed by Josh Brolin; a talented, interesting pair who seemed to promise that this would be something a little more special than a quick-and-easy remake. 

Spike Lee's 'Inside Man' Clive Owen Offered Villain Role In 'Oldboy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2011 5:35 PM
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Update: Twitch also report that "Alice in Wonderland" and "Jane Eyre" star Mia Wasikowska has been offered the female lead of Marie, the part previously turned down by Rooney Mara. Curiously, the actress just worked with Park Chan-wook, director of the original "Oldboy," on his English-language debut "Stoker." Will that make her more likely, or less likely to take the part? We'll see in the next few weeks...

Colin Firth Turns Down Lead Villain Role In Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake Starring Josh Brolin

  • By Simon Dang
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  • December 10, 2011 10:10 AM
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Despite recently confirming an offer to play the lead antagonist in Spike Lee's upcoming remake of Park Chan-wook's "Oldboy," it looks like things just haven't worked out for Colin Firth as he has now reportedly turned down the chance to star opposite Josh Brolin in the project.

Producer Roy Lee Says 'Oldboy' Remake Will Feature New Characters & 'Battle Royale' Redo Slowed Down Due To 'Hunger Games'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 28, 2011 3:20 PM
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Aaron Sorkin, Gary Oldman & Colin Firth Each Confirm They Are Thinking About Maybe Making Something

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2011 5:45 PM
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As if the "offer story" wasn't bad enough, the "testing" or "reading for" stories have taken that to a lower standard. And listen, we get it. We've run those things before because a peek behind the curtain is interesting, particularly for high profile projects and it's a window into what direction studios are looking to take a project. But confirming offer stories? That seems kind of ridiculously excessive, but it's also a slow news week, so here we are.

Colin Firth Offered The Role Of The Villain Adrian In Spike Lee's 'Oldboy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2011 4:41 PM
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So is regal, respectable, Oscar-winning Colin Firth ready to dirty up that nice guy image? It seems so. He was long attached to Park Chan-wook's English language feature "Stoker" as the baddie before he had to drop out, however, the blockbuster movie world is largely foreign to the actor. So this could be a huge switch up. The key word here is "could."

Rooney Mara Passes On Spike Lee's Remake Of Park Chan-Wook's 'Oldboy'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 20, 2011 1:45 AM
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An actor passing on a project is generally a bit of a non-story but it's a testament to how far Rooney Mara has come that we're bringing this news to you.

Rooney Mara Reportedly Eyed For Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 29, 2011 2:44 AM
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Could the girl with the dragon tattoo move from one twisted tale right into another? According to Twitch, Mandate Pictures and director Spike Lee are hoping the answer to that question is yes, as Rooney Mara is being sought to take the pivotal female lead role in the "Oldboy" remake.

Josh Brolin Signs On For Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2011 7:46 AM
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It looks like Spike Lee has got the man he wanted for his gestating "Oldboy" remake.

Christian Bale Considers Spike Lee's 'Oldboy,' Eastwood's 'A Star Is Born' & New Michael Mann Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 24, 2011 6:57 AM
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With an Oscar now under his belt for "The Fighter" and proving his box office chops with Christopher Nolan's Batman movies, once Christian Bale has wrapped up "The Dark Knight Rises" he's going to have his pick of the litter with Variety laying out the numerous projects that are being sent his way. The trade says Bale will make no decisions until he's done with Batman in November -- and there is absolutely no mention of the Terrence Malick project that cropped up just a few days ago -- but if anything, these projects are interesting because, for the most part, they aren't tentpole-driven fare.

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