Josh Brolin has had a lot of interesting parts in recent years, even playing the ultimate good ol' boy, President George W. Bush, on the big screen.
Now he's managed to top that, because now he's going to play "Oldboy" himself.
It's official: According to Deadline, the Oscar nominated star of films like "W." and "No Country For Old Men" has signed on to star in Spike Lee's remake of the Korean cult classic shock film "Oldboy."
Just what "Oldboy" is about is kind of hard to explain without extensive spoilers, but here's what we can say: Brolin is set to play a man who is kidnapped and help captive for 15 years for no apparent reason. When he is abruptly released, he discovers he has just a few days to track down his captor and learn the terrible truth behind his abduction.
An internationally acclaimed hit when it was released in 2003, "Oldboy" has been the subject of remake rumors for years, with everyone up to and including Steven Spielberg trying to figure out how to make it work. Now that Lee is at the helm, though, things are proceeding rapidly, with filming expected to begin in March.
Who needs the Hollywood good ol' boy network when you have mavericks like Lee and Brolin? We can't wait to see the results.