If actress Rooney Mara is threatening to become the belle of violent hard-R cinema, consider us an eager glutton for punishment. The eye-catching star of David Fincher's upcoming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is in serious talks to join Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy, according to Twitch Film. A source close to the production confided to the site that Mara, who also gave nerds hope after she played Mark Zuckerberg's ex-girl in The Social Network, was considering a leading role in the second installment of The Vengeance Triology.

Presumably she'll be Mi-do (Maria) to the film's hero Oh Dae-su (Joe), which will be played by Josh Brolin. The plot surrounds the mysterious confinement of a man (Brolin) who has been held captive in a hotel room for over two decades (15 years in the original) with no understanding as to why. When he is suddenly released back into the world, he is told that he has just four days to figure it all out, and if he cannot then his daughter will be killed. Christian Bale is also currently being considered for the villain role.

The original film shocked audiences with its gruesome depictions of violence, but with eight volumes of manga to draw from, can Spike Lee deliver the dementia found in the Park Chan-wook original?

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[via Empire]