'District 9' star would join Brolin, Olsen in Spike Lee pic
Based on Chan-wook Park’s Korean film, “Oldboy” stars Brolin as a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years for unknown reasons. When inexplicably released, he sets out to find out who held him hostage and why.
Copley is in early talks to play a mysterious billionaire out to destroy the protag’s life, while Olsen will play a caseworker who helps Brolin’s character investigate the past.
In addition to Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi pic “District 9,” Copley previously starred in Joe Carnahan’s actioner “The A-Team.” Thesp recently reteamed with Blomkamp on Sony’s Matt Damon starrer “Elysium,” and he also has Sebastian Cordero’s space thriller “Europa” in the can. Copley is repped by WME.