Deadline reports that Josh Brolin has been cast in Spike Lee’s upcoming remake of Oldboy.
Brolin will be playing the part of Joe (Dae-su Oh in Park Chan-wook’s original), who is captured and imprisoned in a hotel room on the day his daughter is born. For over two decades, he is in the hotel room, and when he is released, he is told he has only four days to find out why he was imprisoned. If he cannot, then his daughter will be killed.
The American version of the film will be known as Old Boy, two words instead of one. Spike Lee is looking at an early 2012 start of production.