Elizabeth Olsen will likely star in Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, which is still happening

Elizabeth Olsen will likely star in Spike Lee's Oldboy remake, which is still happening

Spike Lee’s thoroughly unnecessary and yet frustratingly intriguing remake of Oldboy continues to amass a group of talent that makes it difficult to turn away completely. Now The Hollywood Reporter notes that Elizabeth Olsen—who’s carving out quite a niche for herself playing young women caught up in creepy situations—will likely join the previously cast Josh Brolin in the slightly revised role of a caseworker who helps Brolin investigate his mysterious kidnapping. And of course, those who have seen the original Park Chan-wook film know that there will be a lot more to their relationship than that—not that those people should spoil it for everyone else. Thankfully, as was hinted before, changing Olsen’s character from a sushi chef to a caseworker suggests that at least this version is taking steps to get rid of the one squeamish element that would likely turn off American audiences: the dumplings. All those disgusting, morally reprehensible dumplings. They are truly a crime against nature.