nate parker Nate Parker In Talks To Join Josh Brolin In Spike Lees Oldboy

Variety bring word that Nate Parker looks set to re-team with his ‘Red Hook Summer’ helmer Spike Lee for ‘Oldboy.’ At this moment in time, the remake of Chan-wook Park’s modern classic has the likes of Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Olsen and potentially Samuel L. Jackson on board to star. Parker is reportedly in talks to play a doctor who works with Olsen, while Jackson is expected to take on a small but key role as the head of the motel where Brolin’s character has been held hostage. Parker, who got his big break starring alongside Denzel Washington in Washington’s ‘The Great Debaters,’ just starred in ‘Red Tails’ and wrapped David Lowery’s indie ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints.’ The actor can currently be seen in Lee’s ‘Red Hook Summer,’ and he next stars opposite Richard Gere in ‘Arbitrage.’

Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ follows Josh Brolin’s character, Joe (Dae-su Oh in the original), a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned on his daughters birthday. For fifteen years he is held captive, and upon his release must begin his journey to find the reason for his imprisonment. He soon finds out that his kidnapper has plans for him more tortuous than his solitary confinement. Sharlto Copley plays a mysterious billionaire out to destroy Joe’s life, while Elizabeth Olsen will play a caseworker who helps Joe investigate the past. The original film, released in 2003, won the much coveted Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. ‘Oldboy’ is based on Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi’s 90′s manga series.