Spike Lee’s Oldboy Remake Adds Samuel L. Jackson and Composer Bruce Hornsby

Oldboy (2003) Movie PosterIn his quest for cold-blooded vengeance, Josh Brolin’s hero in Spike Lee’s upcoming remake of “Oldboy” will have to go through Nick Fury of “The Avengers” first. Lee has added Samuel L. Jackson to the cast of his remake in a “small but pivotal” role. (The title, by the by, has added a space and capitalized the “B”.)

“Old Boy” will star Brolin as Joe Douchett, a man who is imprisoned for 15 years for reasons unknown. When he is finally released by his captors, our hero goes in search of the culprits for a little payback. Jackson will play one of the men who guarded Douchett, and who is one of the first to feel his wrath. It ain’t pretty. In the original, a hammer was involved. The remake will use something else, though just as painful, we’re told.

Lee has also brought Bruce Hornsby onboard to score the film, re-teaming with the composer after working together on “Kobe Doin’ Work” and “Red Hook Summer”. Hornsby has also written and performed songs for some of Lee’s films over the years, including “Bamboozled” and “Clockers”.

“Old Boy” is scheduled to shoot later this fall in Louisiana and New York, and will co-star Sharlto Copley (“District 9”) as Adrian Pryce, the man behind Douchett’s imprisonment. Elizabeth Olsen was previously in talks to play the young female lead, but I haven’t heard anything about that since. Presumably, they’re still talking.

Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson at the BET Awards

Via : LATimes