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 ScreenAnarchy 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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zetobeltSeptember 28, 2011 8:04 PM

Oldboy remake? Bad idea!

SaltonerSeptember 28, 2011 8:30 PM

This is truly a bad move on all parts. The ending will 100% be changed, so what's the point?

kungfueurotrashSeptember 28, 2011 9:55 PM

An excuse to get Rooney Mara naked??? I'll all in!!!!

plastic gazeboSeptember 29, 2011 8:14 AM

Eh. Old Boy was a remake of a Japanese manga, and changed the ending around, so I don't see the need to for a remake to necessarily be awful.

CarolineSeptember 30, 2011 5:30 PM

Probably because every single american remake of an asian movie as been a complete desaster.
And also because the "incest issue" is a very important part of the story and we all know that this is probably out of the american remake...

Todd BrownSeptember 30, 2011 8:49 PM

Neither of these points is remotely true. The Departed, for one, is far from a disaster. There are other examples as well. And the incest issue was actually created for the Korean film, it wasn't in the original story at all.

SamOctober 6, 2011 5:58 PM

The Departed sucked big-time! What movie were you watching?

Any remake of Old Boy is absolutely unnecessary. Doesn't matter who is cast in it, other than the fact that their credibility would be diminished just by agreeing to star in it.