It seems like just the other day we were talking about Sharlto Copley, and now it seems he's found a new role. Well, it turns out we were. Not only has the actor recently signed on for 'Oldboy' and 'Open Grave,' he's now in talks to play the lead opposite Angelina Jolie in 'Maleficent,' the retelling of the sleeping beauty story from the side of the evil fairy.
If you want to save a remake from being slaughtered in pre-production, it's best to hire a great filmmaker. And where the idea of a remake of Park Chan-Wook's 'Oldboy' might have seemed terrible, with Spike Lee behind the camera it will at least be interesting. And the talent in front of the camera is there to match as Sharlto Copley has been confirmed as the mysterious torturer of Josh Brolin in the film.