Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Social Network”) is reportedly the front-runner for the female lead in Spike Lee’s remake of “Oldboy” at Mandate Pictures reports Twitchfilm.
Mark Protosevich adapted the script from the 2003 Korean original which centered on a man kidnapped and held for 15 years in solitary confinement without explanation. He is eventually released and sets out on a path of revenge.
Josh Brolin has already been cast in the lead while Christian Bale is said to be circling the villain role, however he won’t make a decision until he finishes work on “The Dark Knight Rises”.
Shooting on the remake is scheduled to kick off in March. Roy Lee and Doug Davison will produce.