Olsen Circles OLD BOY (Mania.com)

By:Jarrod Sarafin
Date: Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Source: Twitch

Mandate Pictures and director Spike Lee may have found their female lead for Old Boy (formerly Oldboy) the upcoming adaptation of the manga series created by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi. Twitch is reporting that Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House) has entered discussions for the role and would be starring opposite Josh Brolin, who has been set to play the character of Joe. Spike Lee will be remaking Park Chan-wook's 2003 film, based from a screenplay by Mark Protosevich. Production is expected to begin shortly.

Plot Concept: The story centers on a man named Joe (Brolinl) who is captured and imprisoned in a hotel room for over two decades (15 years in the original) with no understanding as to why. When he is suddenly released, he's told that he has just four days to determine the reason for his imprisonment.