Elizabeth Olsen Is The Latest To Be Offered The Lead Female Role In Spike Lee's Oldboy

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-02-28 20:15:07discussion comments
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Spike Lee's Oldboy remake hasn't had the easiest time finding its female lead so far. While the situation is even worse on the villain side (Christian Bale, Colin Firth and Clive Owen have all turned down the part), both Rooney Mara and Mia Wasikowska were given the chance to play in the film but have turned it down. Now a third actress has entered the arena, but will this one actually stick?

According to Twitch, which has broken just about every other piece of Oldboy news since Spike Lee signed on, reports that an offer is now out to Elizabeth Olsen to play the unnamed female lead in the remake. Olsen, of course, became a breakout star last year when two of her films, Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House, played at Sundance (while the former came out last year, the latter won't arrive until next month. Should she sign on she will join Josh Brolin, who is attached to star as a man held captive for 15 years and is then released to find the identity of his captor. The female lead, played by Kang Hye-jeong in the original, is a chef who helps the protagonist find what he's looking for. In addition to Silent House, Olsen's upcoming slate includes Rodrigo Cortes' Red Lights, Josh Radnor's Liberal Arts, and Bruce Beresford's Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding.

So here's the question: will Olsen actually be the one to sign on or will she join the list of actors to turn it down? What do you think she should do?
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