Spike Lee’s “Oldboy” Casts NOCCA Alum Ciera Payton

Unlike other filmmakers and productions that shoot in New Orleans, Spike Lee will cast local talent for his projects. New Orleans native and NOCCA alumCiera Payton makes the final cut for Lee’s latest project,Oldboy!

Payton will be acting alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Nate Parker, and Josh Brolin in the remake of the Korean revenge classic, Oldboy.

Oldboy follows the story of an advertising executive (Josh Brolin) who is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement without any indication of his captor’s motive. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. His quest for revenge leads him into an ill-fated relationship with a young social worker (Elizabeth Olsen) and ultimately to an elusive man (Sharlto Copley) who allegedly holds the key to his salvation.

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