Elizabeth Olsen Brings Young Blood To 'Oldboy'
February 29th, 2012 2:46pm EST
Unlike many young ingénues, whose roles are as much about hair and makeup as substance, Elizabeth Olsen's roles in spooky thrillers "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and the upcoming "Silent House," make it clear that the actress isn't just another pretty face; she's a creeper too.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Olsen will continue her work in the "freaking the bejesus out of audiences genre" with a possible starring role in Spike Lee's joint/adaptation of South Korean director Park Chan-wook's psychological thriller "Oldboy."
The film tells the story of a kidnapped businessman, played by Josh Brolin, who is unexpectedly released by his captors after fifteen years, only to find himself caught in a web of manipulation and torture.
If Olsen, who is rumored to be close to signing, says yes, she will play the caseworker charged with assisting Brolin in his search to discover the truth about his kidnappers and own his past.
Lee's version of the film will be adapted by "Thor" scribe Mark Protosevich, who will co-produce the film with Vertigo Entertainment's Doug Davison and Roy Lee.
Olsen returns to the big screen next month in "Silent House," followed by a lead role opposite "How I Met Your Mother" star Josh Radnor in his sophomore film, "Liberal Arts," which premiered at Sundance in January.
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