Sharlto Copley officially playing villain in Oldboy


After many different offers to many different people, Spike Lee’s remake of Oldboy finally has its villain: District 9 and A-Team star Sharlto Copley. He’ll be playing a man that, for mysterious reasons, pays huge amounts of money to destroy the life of Josh Brolin’s character Joe Douchett by locking him…

Wait wait. Hold the goddamned phone. His last name is Douchett? As in a female douche? I don’t know if this is just a complete and terrible lack of subtlety (as the protagonist in Oldboy is supposed to be a pretty big douche before his horrendous experience) or some sort of super subtlety, where’s you’re so in your face with something that it magically isn’t so heavy handed anymore. 

Ok, that aside, I’m still really interested in this movie. Spike’s assembling quite an interesting cast, and given that he’s one of the least obvious possible choices for the film, I’m very interested to see what he’s got here.

[Via Deadline]