Colin Firth Might Be the Villain in Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake


Colin Firth


The 'Bridget Jones's Diary' actor has been offered to play Adrian, who is the nemesis of Josh Brolin's lead character.

After playing a British king in "The King's Speech", Colin Firth might become a villain in his next movie. The 51-year-old Oscar-winning actor has been offered to tackle the main antagonist in a remake of Park Chan-wook's South Korean revenge classic, "Oldboy".

Twitch reported that Firth has been eyed to play Adrian, a role which was previously offered to Christian Bale. Adrian is described as the nemesis of Josh Brolin's lead character. While the male lead has already been tapped, the film project is still looking for an actress to play the female lead. Previously, Rooney Mara became the top pick to star as the leading woman, but she turned the offer down.

"Oldboy" centers on a recently paroled middle-aged man, who spent 15 years in prison without any explanation as to why he was jailed. He then seeks revenge on those who conspired against him. The original version of the movie was released in 2003 and won the Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

DreamWorks was actually planning to develop the remake back in 2008. At that time, the studio was in the early talks with Steven Spielberg and Will Smith to direct and star in the project respectively. However, a deal had never been sealed until it was confirmed that the remake will be developed at Mandate Pictures with Spike Lee serving behind the lens and "Thor" scribe Mark Protosevich penning the script.

© AceShowbiz.com


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