Samuel L. Jackson has so far appeared in four Spike Lee movies: Jungle Fever, Do The Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues and School Daze. Now, after 21 years, the pair are getting set to work together again, and even though the role is a small one, it will certainly be an important one.
Samuel L Jackson is due to appear in Spike Lee’s remake of Chan-wook Park’s classic film Oldboy, the second film in Park’s ground-breaking ‘Vengeance Trilogy’. Jackson is due to play a character who gets tortured by the films hero, played by Josh Brolin. According to the LA Times, the key torture scene in the original saw Oh Dae-Su extracting his victims teeth, however in the remake the scene will not involve such dental thuggery.
Also joining the film is composer Bruce Hornsby, who said: “I’m working on a few things and I’ll send them to Spike soon,” and then speaking of the ‘D’ word meaning “dark” he said: “The ‘D’ word has been spoken to me by him, but I think the score will also run the gamut.” Hornsby most recently worked with Lee on his most recent film, Red Hook Summer.
Oldboy is expected to begin filming in Louisiana and New York this Autumn.
Jackson will join the aleady cast Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley and Elizabeth Olsen.
By Matt Wavish