Firth stepping into villain role opposite Brolin?

In regards to Spike Lee’s English-language remake of Park Chan-wook’s ‘Oldboy,’ Twitch has been spot on. The site was the first to report that Spike Lee was attached to direct, then it confirmed that Josh Brolin was set to star as the film’s vengeance-seeking protagonist. Now the site has learned of another bit of casting.

According to Twitch’s sources, ‘The King’s Speech’ Oscar winner Colin Firth has been offered the villainous role of Adrian in the remake, a role previously rumoured for Christian Bale.

The revenge thriller follows a man who is kidnapped on his daughter’s birthday and held for 15 years in solitary confinement without explanation. Upon his release, he goes on a revenge-fuelled mission to seek out his captor. He soon finds out that his kidnapper has plans for him more tortuous than solitary confinement.

Mark Protosevich (‘Thor,’ ‘I Am Legend’) penned the screenplay which combines elements from the 2003 Korean original, Nobuaki Minegishi and Garon Tsuchiya’s manga, which inspired that movie and new material.