Oldboy Featurette Shows Josh Brolin Getting Intense

The release of Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake is fast approaching, and that means the publicity campaign is ramping up. Today sees the release of a video featurette about Josh Brolin’s physical transformation into the movie’s tortured protagonist.

It’s not unusual for actors to undergo physical transformations for movie roles. Robert De Niro beefed up for Raging Bull, Christian Bale famously went skeletal for The Machinist and then put on major muscle mass for Batman Begins, and Lindsay Lohan put on roughly 20 lbs. of scabies for her role in The Canyons. It always makes for a good story when selling the movie and a nice bullet point for the actor’s resume.

This featurette is all about playing up not only Brolin’s physical sacrifices for the role, but also all the other ways in which he totally nails it. It may seem like hyperbole to someone
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