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Elizabeth Olsen Eyed for Female Lead in Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake

February 29, 2012 07:43:31 GMT

The 'Silent House' actress is in talks to tackle the part of Marie in the upcoming movie, which is based on 2003's Korean revenge thriller from Park Chan-wook.


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After landing a role in thriller film "Silent House", Elizabeth Olsen could end up starring in another hellraising film. The younger sister of the Olsen twins is in negotiations to tackle the female lead role in Spike Lee's "Oldboy" remake, Twitch reported.

Elizabeth became the latest actress who is offered the part of Marie. Previously, Oscar nominee Rooney Mara and Australian actress Mia Wasikowska were eyed for the role, but both of them turned down the offers.

Should the "Martha Marcy May Marlene" star sign the deal with director Lee, she will join Josh Brolin, who has already been cast for the male lead role. As for the villain, Lee is still looking for a right actor to take the part.

Various big names, including Christian Bale, Colin Firth and Clive Owen, had previously been considered to play the bad guy. They, however, rejected the offers due to various reasons.

Based on a 2003 Korean revenge thriller from Park Chan-wook, "Oldboy" centers on a recently paroled middle-aged man. He 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. The U.S. version, meanwhile, will be produced by Doug Davidson and Roy Lee with "Thor" scribe Mark Protosevich penning the script.

As for Olsen, after starring in "Silent House" as well as Sundance films "Red Lights" and "Liberal Arts", she is set to play Tom Felton's wife in thriller pic "Therese Raquin" and is tapped to star opposite Daniel Radcliffe in true story drama "Kill Your Darlings".

© AceShowbiz.com




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