Los Angeles: Actor Colin Firth has been approached to play the role of a villain in the remake of Park Chan-wook`s South Korean revenge classic, `Oldboy`.
After playing a British king in "The King`s Speech", Firth has been offered to play Adrian, who is the nemesis of Josh Brolin`s lead character.
According to Twitchfilm.com, the role was previously offered to Christian Bale. "Oldboy" tells the story of a recently paroled middle-aged man, who spent 15 years in prison without any fault. He then seeks revenge on those who conspired against him.
The original version of the movie was released in 2003 and won the Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, reports aceshowbiz.com. The remake is being directed by Spike Lee.