At long last, Samuel L. Jackson and Spike Lee are going to work together again. The actor and director are best known for their collaborations on films like “Do The Right Thing,” “Jungle Fever,” “Mo’ Better Blue” and “School Daze,” and now Jackson is going to have a small role in Lee’s upcoming adaptation of “Oldboy.”
The Los Angeles Times broke the news, explaining that Jackson will play … well, it’s a bit of a spoiler, so keep reading if you want to learn more.
According to the report, Jackson will play “the man who is being tortured by the hero (Brolin) in a key revenge scene.” It turns out that it will be a bit different than the similar scene in the Park Chan-wook film. Fans of the South Korean movie should recognize the character the LA Times is talking about, but the newspaper goes on to say that Lee’s version “won’t go with the tooth removal, instead influcting a different kind of torture (we won’t spoil it here, but it’s plenty painful).”
It’s exciting news that Jackson and Lee are finally working together again. Ever since “Pulp Fiction” came out in 1994, Jackson has been a staple of Quentin Tarantino’s films, and we’d love to see him return to serving the same kind of role in Lee’s (especially since they definitely are still friends).
Jackson will join the ranks of an already impressive cast in Lee’s take on “Oldboy.” Josh Brolin plays the lead, a man imprisoned for 15 years who, when finally released, goes on a vengeful bender to find the person who jailed him. Sharlto Copley plays the film’s villain while Elizabeth Olsen is expected to play the female lead. In addition, the LA Times is reporting that Bruce Hornsby has been brought on as the movie’s composer.
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