BREAKING: Elizabeth Olsen Offered Female Lead In Spike Lee's OLDBOY

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BREAKING: Elizabeth Olsen Offered Female Lead In Spike Lee's OLDBOY
Outside of Josh Brolin the casting has not come particularly quick or easy for the Spike Lee directed remake of Oldboy.

Brolin locked in as the lead quite early but the quest for a villain so far has involved names ranging from Christian Bale, Colin Firth and Clive Owen. All have passed for various reasons and the search continues.

For the female lead both Rooney Mara and Mia Wasikowska have been offered and rejected the part and ScreenAnarchy has now learned that the role of Marie has been offered to Elizabeth Olsen.

The other Olsen sister, Elizabeth seemingly sprang out of nowhere at Sundance 2011 to become one of America's most sought after young actresses thanks to parts in The Silent House and Martha Marcy May Marlene. The Olsen starring Peace, Love & Misunderstanding premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival while she also had a major role in 2012 Sundance pick Red Lights and with three other projects listed to start in 2013 she's not going away anytime soon. She's also got a sizable gap in her schedule before those projects are due to start, which makes this a very plausible option.
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Tom StoneFebruary 29, 2012 3:18 AM

Was Nic Cage ever attached to this? Can he be? His mega-acting would be awesome. Maybe he could eat an iguana.

James MarshFebruary 29, 2012 3:47 AM

Wasn't he the very first name attached, way way back when the option of a US remake first surfaced. We would be awesome.

Tom StoneFebruary 29, 2012 4:10 AM

We? Are you His Royal Highness Nicolas Cage!? :)