Nate Parker (“Arbitrage,” “Red Hook Summer”) is in talks to join Spike Lee’s remake of Chan-wook Park’s Korean revenge thriller “Oldboy.” Parker is in talks to play a doctor who works with Elizabeth Olsen’s character.
Josh Brolin stars as a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned for more than a decade for unknown reasons. Sharlto Copley and Samuel L. Jackson also star. [Source: Variety]
Udo Kier recently confirmed that he’ll be re-teaming with Lars von Trier for the director’s next project, “Nymphomaniac”.
Kier’s role is unknown at this point. Kier worked with von Trier on last year’s “Melancholia”. [Source: Dread Central]
William Fichtner, Donald Sutherland, Marc Lavoine and Genevieve O’reilly are amongst the names to sign on for Ed Bernero’s new action/crime drama series “Crossing Lines”. Shooting kicks off at the end of the month in France and the Czech Republic.
The story follows the workings of a special crime unit set up by the International Criminal Court to investigate serialized crimes that cross European borders and to hunt down criminals to bring them to justice. [Source: Deadline]
Matthew Bonifacio (“Lbs.”) will direct, produce and star in indie drama “The Quitter” which begins shooting this month in Brooklyn.
Bonifacio plays a failed baseball player trying to become a father to the seven-year-old girl he abandoned while she was in utero. Deirdre O’Connell, Dan Grimaldi, Jack O’Connell and Natasha Lyonne also star. [Source: Variety]