Mia Wasikowska has been offered the lead female role in Spike Lee‘s remake of Oldboy, opposite Josh Brolin.
Though the thriller is based off a manga series and a 2003 film, it will include “new elements to it that will throw off the audience who have seen the original movie.” Brolin will play a man who has been imprisoned for 15 years f0r reasons he doesn’t understand. Upon his release, he looks for his prosecutor and the reason for his imprisonment, meeting a young woman (Wasikowska) along the way who helps him.
I think Wasikowska is a strong actress who could bring a lot to the film, but I would have preferred The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo‘s Rooney Mara in the role. And I think once audiences see her in Dragon Tattoo, they’ll feel the same. Still, I’m not opposed to Wasikowska and hopefully she’ll end up accepting.
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