Samuel L. Jackson Cast In Spike Lee's OLDBOY; Plus Bruce Hornsby To Score
Spike Lee has added The Avengers star Samuel L. Jackson to the cast of his remake of Chan-wook Park's Oldboy. Also Bruce Hornsby will be scoring the film, that's just the way it is.
Actor Samuel Jackson joins the cast of Spike Lee's remake of Chan-wook Park's ultimate revenge film, Oldboy. The LA Times has learned that Jackson will be playing a small but pivotal role in the film.
Jackson has come on board for a small but critical part in the new film, according to a person close to the production who was not authorized to talk about it publicly. The actor will play the man who is being tortured by the hero (Brolin) in a key revenge scene.
Fans of the original will remember the scene as perhaps the most visceral and disturbing of the film. Protagonist Dae-su Oh exacts vengeance on a man who once guarded him by extracting his teeth one-by-one with the claw end of a hammer.
They go on to say that in Spike Lee's version the torture scene will not include the removal of teeth, but don't worry Jackson's character will still be apart of a torture that is "plenty painful."
Bruce Hornsby will be composing the film. He has worked with Spike Lee in the past on Kobe Doin' Work and Red Hook Summer. The songwriter is perhaps best known for his 80's hit song, "The Way It Is."
Oldboy will be directed by Spike Lee (Inside Man) and star: Josh Brolin (Milk, Men in Black 3), Sharlto Copley (District 9, The A-Team), and actress Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House, Martha Marcy May Marlene).
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