Casting: Headhunters, Oldboy, Time, Noah

Mark Wahlberg is pursuing plans to be a part of the remake the Norwegian film adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s “Headhunters” at Summit Entertainment.

“I met with the director and pleaded with the studio that has the rights so we’ll see if we get anywhere with that” he says.

Wahlberg’s recent hit, “Contraband”, is itself a remake of 2008 Icelandic thriller “Reykjavik-Rotterdam”. [Source: The Shortlist]

With Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”) having turned it down, Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”) is in talks to star opposite Josh Brolin in Spike Lee’s remake of South Korean action thriller “Oldboy” for Mandate.

Olsen has the offer to play the part of the caseworker who helps investigate the past of Brolin’s character, a man kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years and inexplicably released. [Source: Heat Vision]

The Most Wonderful Time
Robert Redford and Diane Keaton are circling to star in the ensemble holiday comedy “The Most Wonderful Time” for Relativity Media. The Christmastime-set tale features multiple storylines that intersect.

Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”) directs from a script by Steven Rogers (“Kate & Leopold,” “Stepmom”) while Brian Grazer will produce. [Source: Deadline]

After months of courting, Russell Crowe is in official negotiations to play the title character in Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic “Noah” at Paramount and New Regency. Shooting aims to kick off in July. [Source: Variety]