It seemed like an odd choice for a Hollywood remake in the first place, but it's still surprisingly the Spike Lee's Oldboy is having such a hard time scrounging up a cast. Josh Brolin signed up early, but it's taking forever to find the film's villain and female lead. Adding her name to the list of young actresses up for that second role is Elizabeth Olsen, a star on the rise thanks to an acclaimed performance in Martha Marcy May Marlene and next week's real-time horror thriller The Silent House.
Twitch Film reports that Olsen has been offered the lead role, which has already been turned down by Rooney Mara and Mia Wasikowska. It's tempted to suggest that the film's troubling subject matter turned off those other stars, but Mara, at least, is no stranger to controversial content after last year's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Certainly Olsen shouldn't have a problem with it. Both of her breakout movies have deeply troubling themes of their own, and frankly she's swiftly proving herself to be a significant young talent, so we're fully supportive of her potential casting.
CraveOnline will be back with more Oldboy news after we order the squid.