Published by The Hollywood Reporter — February 28, 2012
By Borys Kit

Elizabeth Olsen is in talks to star opposite Josh Brolin in Oldboy, Mandate’s remake of the noted South Korean action thriller.

Olsen has the offer to play the part of the caseworker who helps investigate the past of the character being played by Brolin, a man kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years and inexplicably released.

Insiders indicate that a deal is likely.

Spike Lee is directing whle Roy Lee and Doug Davison are producing. Mandate President Nathan Kahane is executive producing.

Mark Protosevich wrote the screenplay and will co-produce.

Gersh-repped Olsen drew rave reviews for her breakout performance in Martha Marcy May Marlene and which garnered her a Spirit nomination. She starred with Josh Radnor is Liberal Arts, Radnor’s follow-up tohappythankyoumoreplease that debuted at Sundance and will next be seen starring in the thriller Silent House, which Open Road opens March 9.