‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae will likely be on the Cannes Film Festival this 12 months with the world premiere of his function directing debut ‘Hunt’.
The movie will likely be offered subsequent month within the Cannes competition’s Midnight Screening part, reviews ‘Variety’.
Two different movies will obtain midnight screenings: ‘Fumer Fait Tousser’, by Quentin Dupieux and ‘Moonage Daydream’, by Scott Morgen.
According to ‘Variety’, the majority of the competition’s Official Selection was introduced on Thursday at a press occasion in Paris.
‘Hunt’ is a Eighties-set Korean-language spy thriller that Lee obtained caught up in after shopping for the rights and rewriting the screenplay. Lee additionally stars within the image alongside veteran Jung Woo-Sung.
His function as an elite agent working for the Agency for National Security Planning sees him attempting to find a North Korea spy, and changing into more and more conscious of his personal nation darkish truths.
“Just because I’m doing the director’s job on this film doesn’t mean I’m going to be giving up acting. I still like acting the best and intend to focus on that,” he instructed Variety in October final 12 months.
Lee has been a longtime star in South Korea for the reason that late Nineteen Nineties, and instructed Variety in October that not a lot had modified for him, and that he was not getting many calls from Hollywood.
“No proposals or requests have come my way,” he instructed Variety.
“If the right one came along, I’d be happy to be in an overseas production. It could be fun.”
But because the worldwide success of ‘Squid Game’ snowballed and Lee collected a number of US awards, he picked up performing awards on the twenty eighth Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Critics’ Choice Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards, he grew to become probably the most bankable star in Korea.