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Getting Into Character: Elizabeth Olsen on ‘Oldboy’ Set

Elizabeth Olsen on the set of 'Oldboy'

With her blonde hair, cherubic looks, and typically sunny disposition it was hard to believe that Elizabeth Olsen would be cast in such a dark film like the Oldboy remake. Well, lo and behold, the 23 year-old actress appears to be adjusting just fine as she slips into her role on set in New Orleans.

Sporting a barbed wire tattoo on her forearm and some darker tresses, Olsen will play Marie, a social worker who helps Josh Brolin's character figure out why he had been imprisoned for fifteen years without any explanation. The film, directed by Spike Lee, is based off both the Japanese manga and 2003 Korean film adaptation of the same name.

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Josh Brolin Joins Oldboy

Josh BrolinJosh 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.

Oldboy will begin filming in March 2012.


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