Nate Parker would have joined Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley and Elizabeth Olsen in Spike Lee’s Oldboy, playing a doctor who works with Olsen’s character.
Not anymore; thanks to scheduling conflicts with another project Nate is shooting (likely the Liam Neeson airplane thriller Non-Stop), he can’t do Spike’s Oldboy, and will be replaced by James Ransone, who has worked previously with Spike, on Inside Man.
Lee is directing from a script penned by Mark Protosevich, who will also co-produce, along with Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Nathan Kahane of Good Universe.
This would have been a reunion for Parker and Lee; Nate co-starred in Spike’s Red Hook Summer.
He can currently be seen with Richard Gere in Nicholas Jarecki’s Arbitrage, which opened September 14.