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Josh Brolin starring in Spike Lee's remake of 'Oldboy'

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Following in the execrable Hollywood tradition of casting big-name stars in remakes of movies that should never be remade, Josh Brolin will star in the Spike Lee recreation of Oldboy, the 2003 Korean movie about a guy locked up for 15 years, then let loose to get revenge. That sounds like what original director Park Chan-wook will do if they make this mess a reality.

To make matters worse, Brolin will be squeezing this shoot between his next movie Gangster Squad and Labor Day with Kate Winslet, Deadline.com reports. He already finished Men In Black 3, in which he no doubt plays a younger clone of Tommy Lee Jones.

Oldboy is a project Hollywood has been kicking around since 2008, when Steven Spielberg wanted to direct Brolin's MiB3 costar Will Smith. That sounded predictable but interesting, except for the fact tehy likely would have changed the ending, because the original's ending was way too much of a mind-scrambler for somebody like Spielberg to deal with.

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