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Spike Lee’s “Oldboy” reportedly looks to Rooney Mara for female lead

Spike Lee’s “Oldboy” reportedly looks to Rooney Mara for female lead (photo)

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With “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” less than three months away from its release, Rooney Mara is allegedly being eyed to star in an adaptation of another hit foreign film. Twitch has the news that Mara is being considered for the female lead in Spike Lee’s “Oldboy” remake. No formal offer has been sent yet, but Twitch seems very confident with the information their source gave them.

So far, Twitch has been spot on with their inside information about the remake of Park Chan-wook’s revered South Korean film. The site was the one that originally broke the news that Lee was likely to direct a remake of the movie, and also were the first to learn that Josh Brolin was being eyed for its male lead. Now that both Lee and Brolin have officially been brought on to the project, it seems fair to assume that Twitch has it right with the Mara casting as well.

Mara would play Marie, the Americanized version of Mi-do from the South Korean film. In the original “Oldboy,” Mi-do was a young sushi chef who befriends main character Oh Dae-su and ends up becoming close with him. You can bet your bottom dollar that Brolin’s character will also sport an Americanized name in Lee’s version — maybe “Dan” or “Dave” instead of “Dae-su.”

Lee’s “Oldboy” is set up at Mandate with producers Doug Davinson and Roy Lee. “Thor” and “I Am Legend” screenwriter Mark Protosevich is currently writing the script. There is also a rumor swirling that Christian Bale is being eyed to play the villain role in the film.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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