Spike Lee’s Oldboy Finds Its Villain

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South African actor Sharlto Copley poses during the photocall of the movie "District 9" directed by South African born director Neill Blomkamp on September 6, 2009 at the 35th American Film Festival, in Deauville, northwestern France.           AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: FRANCOIS GUILLOT/2009 AFP

The Hollywood reenvisioning of Korean horror classic Oldboy has cast its villain with South African District 9 and A-Team actor Sharlto Copley. He'll face off against Josh Brolin and possibly Elizabeth Olsen in Spike Lee's take on the film. Production is scheduled to start this September; art-house gore purists will furiously debate the remake's existence till then and long after.