Spike Lee's "Oldboy" Adds Samuel L. Jackson to Cast

Manga adaptation starts shooting in New Orleans this October

The wheels continue to turn on Spike Lee's take on Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi's Oldboy manga, which Korean director Chan-wook Park previously adapted to film in 2003. According to the Los Angeles Times, the latest addition to the cast is none other than Samuel L. Jackson, who gets the luxury of being tortured by leading man Josh Brolin.

 

If the film were more closely following the Korean adaptation, Jackson would be on the receiving end of a tooth-plying claw hammer, but Lee's version is reportedly going to employ a different means of torture. Oldboy follows a man, freed after being imprisoned for years, who sets out to find the people responsible and the reasons behind it. 

 

Spike Lee has also enlisted Grammy-winning musician Bruce Hornsby for the film's score. Previously, a casting call for the film was revealed, putting it under a bit of fire for what was perceived as a lack of diversity. Lee quickly shot down those claims, stating that "All that stuff has been changed." 

 

Via ANN

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.

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