A year on from confirmation of Josh Brolin taking the lead role in the upcoming American remake of Chan-wook Park 2003 critically acclaimed, cult classic South Korean film Oldboy, further details have emerged – with Samuel L. Jackson now set to feature in the Spike Lee directed version of the flick.
“Jackson has come on board for a small but critical part in the new film, according to a person close to the production who was not authorized to talk about it publicly,” reports the LA Times.
“The actor will play the man who is being tortured by the hero (Brolin) in a key revenge scene,” they further reveal, adding that the method of torture in the remake will differ from the hammer-led tooth extraction of the original.
In addition to the casting update, Grammy Award winning musician, singer and songwriter Bruce Hornsby is to compose the film’s score, having already worked with Spike Lee on a number of projects prior.
Shooting commences later this year in Louisiana and New York. Stay tuned for updates.