Josh Brolin has been tapped to play the lead in Spike Lee's remake of the cult-classic revenge film, Oldboy, according to Deadline. Brolin just finished shooting Men in Black 3 and is set to begin on the Warner Brothers flick, Gangster Squad as well, so Oldboy will likely begin production after that. The movie will be put out by Mandate Pictures, and Lee will be working from a script written by Thor writer, Mark Protosevich.
The original Oldboy is a Korean revenge film based on the manga comic of the same name. It revolves around a man who is held captive in a hotel room for 15 years, and looks for revenge against his kidnappers once he is free. It was rumored at one point that Will Smith would star in the movie with Steven Spielberg serving as director, but thankfully Mandate Pictures decided on the much more appropriate duo of Brolin and Lee for the bleak, violent remake.