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Colin Firth To Play 'Oldboy' Villain In Spike Lee Remake (REPORT)

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First Posted: 11/11/11 05:34 PM ET Updated: 11/13/11 04:58 PM ET

Colin Firth has worn many hats -- he's played Mr. Darcy (twice), a stuttering King of England and even a singing suitor in "Mamma Mia." But he's never quite shook his straight-postured, good guy charm.

But now, Oscar secured, he may be ready to venture out for truly different roles.

According to Twitch, Firth is eying the role of the villain in Spike Lee's upcoming remake of "Oldboy."

Originally, "Oldboy" was a South Korean film, directed by Park Chan-wook and released in 2003. The movie follows the story of someone held captive in hotel room for 15 years without knowing why. When he is finally released, finds himself in a new prison of conspiracy and violence.

Reportedly, the bad guy role has been offered to Firth, and if he were to accept, he'll be shedding his sweetheart exterior and stepping into the insidious role of Adrian, opposite Josh Brolin.

In the meantime, Firth will be doing what he does best (a discerning Brit in a three piece suit) in "Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy."

What do you think of this potential development? Can Colin play the bad guy?

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