Rooney Mara Targeted For OLDBOY

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Rooney Mara Targeted For OLDBOY
With Josh Brolin now confirmed for the lead of Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy and the vultures circling Christian Bale for the villain role the question of the moment is who will play the female lead? And sources are telling Twitch that the actress being targeted to play the character - renamed Marie in this version of the story - is Rooney Mara.

While we should point out that this has not yet progressed to a formal offer we also point out that when Twitch broke the news about Josh Brolin's potential involvement things were at this precise stage, meaning we have every reason to be confident in our sources here.

It is also worth pointing out, of course, that Mara would be a very strong choice. She's not only an actress on the rise - Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo providing a huge boost in name recognition - but she carries the mix of fragility and fearlessness that the part will demand. Should this work out it's a fabulous choice in our books.

The US version of Oldboy is set up at Mandate with Doug Davison and Roy Lee producing and Mark Protosevich (Thor, I Am Legend) writing the script.
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