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Sharlto Copley scoops Oldboy role

2012-05-02 22:42
 
Sharlto Copley
Cape Town - South African actor Sharlto Copley has closed a deal to play the villain in Spike Lee's Oldboy, a remake of the cult 2003 Korean revenge thriller from Park Chan-wook, reports Deadline.

Sharlto, who rose to fame with his starring role in the Oscar-nominated District 9, followed by his role as Murdock in The A-Team, will play Adrian Pryce, a mysterious billionaire who is out to destroy the life of Joe Douchett and imprisons him for 15 years.

He then gives Joe just a few days to figure out why he was kidnapped and imprisoned.

Open Grave

Josh Brolin is on board to play the lead character Joe Douchett, and the only other confirmed cast member is Elizabeth Olsen.

Shooting will begin in September.

Sharlto has also been confirmed for the lead role in Open Grave, playing a man who wakes up in the pit full of rotting bodies with no idea how he got there, and begins to believe he's the killer.

Filming on Open Grave will take place in Hungary.

Sharlto has also recently wrapped filming on the science fiction film Elysium, which will reunite him with his District 9 director Neill Blomkamp. Elysium also stars Matt Damon and Jodie Foster and is set for release in 2013.


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