Sharlto Copley To Be Villain In Oldboy Remake, Man In Pit Of Corpses In Open Grave

Here’s two new bits of casting news, conveniently tied together by one actor. According to an article over at Deadline, South African actor Sharlto Copley has been closed his deal to play the villain role in Spike Lee’s adaptation of Oldboy. The role was previously offered to Colin Firth, Christian Bale and Clive Owen, all of whom eventually turned it down.

In Park Chan-Wook’s film, the main antagonist was Lee Woo-Jin (renamed Adrian Pryce for the American adaptation), played with an equal amount of charisma and creepiness by Yoo Ji-Tae. Sharlto Copley has already won a lot of favour for his role as Wikus, the prawnitis-afflicted protagonist of District 9, so it will definitely be interesting to see him in a villain role.

Before he begins work on Oldboy, however, he will be heading over to Hungary to play the lead in Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego’s Open Grave, a thriller about a man who wakes up in a pit full of dead bodies and only a few scattered memories of committing horrible murders. Sounds like me the morning after I went to see Bratz The Movie.

WBG-with-bkg2-1400-350x35022-350x350

We Be Geeks Episode 126: Secret Wars Aftermath, What?

Bleeding Cool Bestseller List - 5th July 2015 - We Stand On Secret Wars

Arcana's HP Lovecraft And Steampunk Oz Exclusives For SDCC '15

SoSDejahIrene02CovAAnacleto

"I Think Irene Would Make A Fantastic Solo Book" - Leah More On Irene Adler

jeff-goldblum

Favorite Moments From Fourth Of July Movie Independence Day

WB+Banner+USA+TODAY+pop-candy-podcast-Hotline

Learn More About How Bleeding Cool Operates On The Word Balloon Podcast

JusticeInc01CovRoss

Free On Bleeding Cool - Justice, Inc #1 By Uslan And Timpano

Sony Boss Takes On Bloodborne Monster While Doing An Interview

BlackBatReturns100

Moonstone Brings Back The Black Bat Prose

Every Justice League Member Ever