Variety: Red Tails' Nate Parker Offered Part in Oldboy Remake

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Red Hook Summer actor in talks to play doctor who helps female lead

The entertainment trade magazine Variety reported on Tuesday that actor Nate Parker (Red Tails, Red Hook Summer, The Secret Life of Bees) is in negotiations to play a role in Spike Lee's remake of Chan-wook Park's live-action film Old Boy.

Parker is in talks to play a small role of a doctor who works with Elizabeth Olsen's (Silent House, Martha Marcy May Marlene) character.

Actor Josh Brolin (Milk, Men in Black 3), actor Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team), and Olsen have been attached to this planned remake of Chan-Wook Park's live-action film Oldboy, which is itself an adaptation of Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi's manga.

The Los Angeles Times reported last month that actor Samuel L. Jackson (Jungle Fever, Pulp Fiction, The Avengers) has joined the cast as a man tortured by the main character, and Grammy-winning musician Bruce Hornsby (Red Hook Summer) will compose the film's score.

Variety earlier described the Korean film's story about "a man who's kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years. When he's finally released and begins looking into the reason for his captivity, he soon finds out that his kidnapper has even more torturous plans for him." (The original manga has the protagonist imprisoned for a different number of years and does not have the Korean film's added plot twist ending.)

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

[Via City on Fire]

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