James Ransone Joins ‘Oldboy’

The ‘Sinister’ star replaces Nate Parker in director Spike Lee’s revenge thriller for FilmDistrict.

James Ransone joins the cast of Oldboy
James Ransone joins the cast of Oldboy
Sinister star James Ransone has joined the cast of Oldboy, replacing Nate Parker. We reported last month that Nate Parker was in talks to star, although scheduling issues forced him to drop out.

James Ransone will play a doctor who works with Elizabeth Olsen's character. The story centers on a man (Josh Brolin) who was imprisoned for more than a decade. When he is released without any explanation, he seeks revenge against his captors. Sharlto Copley and Samuel L. Jackson also star.

Spike Lee is directing from a screenplay by Mark Protosevich, with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, and Nathan Kahane producing. Production is currently under way in New Orleans.

This project marks the third time James Ransone has teamed up with Spike Lee. The actor previously starred in the filmmaker's Inside Man and Red Hook Summer.

Oldboy was released November 27th, 2013 and stars Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Brolin, Samuel L. Jackson, Hannah Simone, Hannah Ware, Sharlto Copley, Michael Imperioli, Max Casella. The film is directed by Spike Lee.

Sources: Variety

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