Martha Marcy May Marlene star Elizabeth Olsen has been offered the female lead role in Spike Lee’s planned remake of Oldboy remake, according to Twitch. It isn’t known yet if the young actress will accept the part or not.
She’s not the first to have been eyed for the role, as previously Rooney Mara was a top contender for the part, although she eventually passed on the project, as did Mia Wasikowska. Josh Brolin is set to star in the remake, but as with its female lead, the production has had difficulty securing an actor to portray the villain. Actors such as Christian Bale, Colin Firth, and Clive Owen have all turned down the role.
It’s not certain when Oldboy might start shooting, especially as it’s having such a tough time getting a cast together.