The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara is reportedly a front-runner for the Oldboy female lead. We reported last month that Josh Brolin will star in the remake.
Rooney Mara eyed for the Oldboy female lead
There isn't a formal offer out to Rooney Mara yet, and it isn't known if she would accept the offer, should one be issued. The actress is considered the favorite to play Marie, the daughter of Josh Brolin's character. We also reported last month that Christian Bale is circling what is believed to be the villain role in Oldboy. That report also indicated Christian Bale won't make a decision until after he wraps production on The Dark Knight Rises.
Spike Lee is directing Oldboy from a screenplay by Mark Protosevich (Thor, I Am Legend). It isn't known when production will begin on Oldboy yet.
Oldboy comes to theaters October 11th, 2013 and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Lance Reddick, Michael Imperioli, James Ransone, Richard Portnow. The film is directed by Spike Lee.