Elizabeth Olsen May Be Up For OLDBOY Lead

Elizabeth Olsen may be in the process of being offered the lead to Spike Lee’s upcoming English-language adaption of the Korean thriller Oldboy. Those of you who have seen Park Chan-wook original will know what this mean. Those who haven’t seen the original will have a surprise waiting for them when the film eventually hits theaters.

Twitch is reporting that the actress has been offered the role, but also noted that outside of securing Josh Brolin for the lead, Lee has been having a difficult time lining up the rest of the cast. Rooney Mara and Mia Wasikowska have both reportedly passed on the role previously.

Olsen first burst onto the scene last year at Sundance with her starring role in the indie dramas Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Silent House. This year she returned to the film festival with Red Lights. Even if she does go on to pass on the film, I doubt that we won’t be seeing more from the actress in the near future.

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