IAR VIDEO: Director Spike Lee Talks 'Oldboy,' Working with Josh Brolin, and How Filmmaking Has Changed

Thursday, 21 November 2013 16:36
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Opening in theaters on November 27th is Oldboy from Academy Award-nominated director Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing, Inside Man), which is an American remake of director Park Chan-wook's popular South Korean film of the same name. The new movie stars an impressive cast of actors that includes Academy Award-nominee Josh Brolin (Gangster Squad), Elizabeth Olsen (Silent House), Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Michael Imperioli (TV's The Sopranos), and Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers).

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the honor of sitting down with iconic director Spike Lee (along with a few other select members of the press) to discuss his work on Oldboy. Philbrick asked the acclaimed director about his new film, if he has had a chance to speak with original Oldboy director Park Chan-wook, the "Spike Lee signature style shot," navigating the film's complicated twists and turns, how filmmaking and the business has changed for him since making Do the Right Thing, and why Josh Brolin was the right actor for this project. 

To watch our extended interview with Spike Lee about Oldboy, please click on the video player above. 


Obsessed with vengeance, a man (Brolin) sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason.

Oldboy opens in theaters on November 27th. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Josh Brolin about Oldboy, please click here.

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