Josh Brolin joins Oldboy

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Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked up into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason.
August 30th, 2011

Josh Brolin has signed on to star in Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' remake.

The 'Jonah Hex' actor will play a man who is falsely imprisoned for 15 years without knowing why, before one day being released and given the tools to fight those who kidnapped him.

The movie is based on the 2004 movie by Park Chan-Wook, and is being adapted by Mark Protosevich, best known for his work on 'I Am Legend', who will also co-produce.

'The Dark Knight Rises' star Christian Bale is also set to appear in the movie the play the leading villain.

Josh recently finished filming on 'Men in Black 3' with Will Smith, and will next shoot 'Gangster Squad' alongside Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling.

Will was initially planned to star in a remake in 2008 with Steven Spielberg directing, but the project never got off the ground.

'Oldboy' will begin filming in March 2012.