25th Hour director Spike Lee’s Oldboy has now hits US Distribution rights, reports Variety. FilmDistrict has acquired the domestic rights to the Good Universe production.
A remake of Chan-wook Park’s Korean revenge thriller, pic stars Josh Brolin as a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned for more than a decade for unknown reasons. Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House, Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Sharlto Copley (District 9) co-star. Samuel L. Jackson is expected to take on a small but key role as the head of the motel where the protag has been held hostage, who is subsequently tortured for information.
Mark Protosevich wrote the adapted screenplay and is co-producing.