Nate Parker In Talks To Join Spike Lee's OLDBOY

Nate Parker (The Great Debaters) has entered negotiations to reteam with his Red Hook Summer director Spike Lee for a role in the upcoming remake of Oldboy, which stars Josh Brolin. More details after the jump.

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By Paul Romano - 9/4/2012

According to Variety, Nate Parker (who recently starred in Red Tails and previously appeared in The Great Debaters) is in negotiations for a role in Spike Lee's planned remake of the South Korean film Oldboy, which is also based on a manga. Parker recently worked with Lee on Red Hook Summer, which is now in theaters. Josh Brolin (Men In Black 3), Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House), Sharlto Copley (The A-Team) and Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel's The Avengers) are all set to appear in the remake, which will begin production soon.

If discussions go well, the actor will play "a doctor who works with Olsen." The story follows a man (Brolin) who is kidnapped and imprisoned for over a decade for unknown reasons. Roy Lee and Doug Davison are producing with Good Universe prexy Nathan Kahane, while Mark Protosevich (who wrote the script) will co-produce.

Oldboy currently doesn't have a release date, though a 2013 release is possible.










Source: Variety
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RunDTC - 9/4/2012, 10:07 AM
just saw The Great Debaters the other day. he was really good.....he would be a good Black Panther...
G3n3r4lzZoD9 - 9/4/2012, 10:27 AM
I like how every black actor would be a good Black Panther.
bigshow2312 - 9/4/2012, 10:33 AM
He's a little too old for Black Panther... I see him more as the John Stewart type.

@Paul Romano
Good write up
RunDTC - 9/4/2012, 10:37 AM
not EVERY black actor
Forest Whitaker
Ving Rhames
Morgan Freeman
Keith David
Dennis Haysbert
Martin Lawrence
Kevin Hart
Mike Epps
Ice Cube
Tony "Tiny" Lister
anyone with the last name Wayans
Wayne Brady
Sinbad
Jay Pharoah
Chris Tucker
Chris Brown
Michael Ealy
Cedric the Entertainer
that guy from King of Queens
Denzel Whitaker
Common
Tyler Perry
Eddie Murphy
Lennie James

none of them would work as Black Panther
OdinsBeard - 9/4/2012, 10:38 AM
one of the coolest dudes. hope he gets it if he wants it.
FluxCapacitor - 9/4/2012, 10:44 AM
jazzman - 9/4/2012, 10:53 AM
Nate Parker dont look like Black Panther at all.
HeadPool420 - 9/4/2012, 12:01 PM
I saw the name Nate Parker and for some reason I was thinking of Ray Parker Jr the singer of Ghostbusters! Haha it's gonna be a fun day!
rondz123 - 9/4/2012, 7:39 PM
I dont understand some people comments, why wouldnt every black actor try to get such an iconic role? If they Fit the casting call reqierment why not


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