News bites: July 6, 2022

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News bites: July six, 2022
by stroopwafel

Lee Jung-jae, Jung Woo-sung

It is been 23 years considering the fact that Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game) and Jung Woo-sung (Beasts Clawing at Straws) final worked with each other onscreen, so it is not surprising that their upcoming action film Hunt is producing intense buzz (you can watch a subbed version of the trailer). Set in the ’80s, two higher-ranking national intelligence officers ought to uncover a mole in their ranks in order to avert an assassination — and no 1 is above suspicion. Immediately after a international premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the cast — such as Jeon Hye-jin (Uncle) and Heo Sung-tae (Insider) — came with each other for the Korean screening. Hunt also marks Lee Jung-jae’s directorial debut and he spoke about the challenges of becoming each an actor and director. He stated, “Though there had been instances when this occurred, from the commence, I was concerned about losing concentrate on 1 aspect more than the other. Prior to filming started, I took care to believe deeply about what I could do to not overlook each the directing and acting.” An additional challenge came in the type of casting. Lee Jung-jae divulged that his finest pal Jung Woo-sung was the hardest individual to cast (he only accepted on the fifth ask). On Jung’s component, he explained that he was half-significant, half-joking when he rejected Lee Jung-jae mainly because of his worry at the prospect of reuniting onscreen just after so several years. I comprehend that sense of not wanting to disappoint (my anticipation is sky-higher correct now), but I cannot wait to watch them with each other. Hunt will premiere on August ten. [MyDaily, Herald Pop]

Mystery romance film Selection to Leave is the very first film by Park Chang-wook (The Handmaiden) in six years and I am right here for it. The film also debuted this year at Cannes, and it earned Park Chan-wook the Ideal Director award. Starring Park Hae-il (Hansan) and Tang Wei (Late Autumn Lust, Caution), the film tells the story of a gentlemanly detective who investigates a murder in the mountains. He then finds himself drawn to his prime suspect: the victim’s widow. Selection to Leave hit Korean film theaters on June 29, and it topped the box workplace in its very first week with word of mouth praise for the film apparently assisting to fuel ticket sales. Fortunately for us, MUBI is set to stream the film in pick international markets starting this fall. Till then, we’ll have to make do with the trailer. [Hankyoreh, Ilgan Sports, Hollywood Reporter]
MBC’s drama Wild Boar Hunting has released its very first poster and it attributes Park Ho-san (Monstrous). In what is probably a nod to a central plot arc, the image of Park Ho-san’s face has been peeled away and there’s a lottery ticket underlaid as an alternative. The poster’s ominous text reads: “It wasn’t a wild boar I shot that evening.” The mystery-thriller follows the events of a wild boar hunt gone incorrect and a man’s desperate search for his missing son. Kim Soo-jin (Anna) joins the cast as Park Ho-san’s wife, and Ye Soo-jung (Hyperlink: Consume, Like, Kill) will play Park Ho-san’s mother. The script for this 4-episode drama, by writer Jo Beom-ki, won final year’s MBC Drama Script Competitors. (I normally take pleasure in watching these mini dramas from competitors winners it is a excellent way to study about new and increasing talent.) [Osen]

Fans of Our Blues will be familiar with the star of the new documentary Please Make Me Appear Fairly, Jung Eun-hye (Our Blues). Jung created her acting debut in Our Blues as Han Ji-min’s twin sister and in actual life she’s a caricature artist (she drew the artwork featured in the drama). Please Make Me Appear Fairly is an intimate and unvarnished portrait of Jung’s every day life. Directed by Seo Dong-il (who’s also Jung’s stepfather), the documentary premiered at the Busan International Film Festival in 2020 but wasn’t released in theaters till this previous June when her functionality in Our Blues brought renewed interest in her profession as an artist with Down syndrome. Han Ji-min attended a current screening alongside Jung Eun-hye, and she and Kim Woo-bin have each recorded promotional videos for the documentary. I saw the documentary when it was very first released, and it is a delight to see the joy that emanates from Jung Eun-hye’s art. The documentary does not hesitate to speak about the challenges she and the household have faced, but there’s also so a great deal warmth and enjoy that comes by means of the screen. [Maeil Kyungje, Daum, Newsis]
Yoo Young-jae (Police University) is taking a turn as major man in the upcoming net drama Mimicus. Set at a cutthroat performing arts college, the plot focuses on two students and the fallout that happens when 1 boy becomes the concentrate of rumors that all the things he does is mimicry of a popular trainee at the college. Yoo Young-jae will be joined by a cast complete of fresh faces, with rookie actor Kim Yoon-woo as his co-star. Mimicus is becoming made by a smaller sized Korean platform, Playlist, and the show will premiere on July 22. I’m expecting (and hoping) for a “theater little ones gone wild” vibe and seriously, who does drama much better than higher schoolers? [Osen, Xports News]

The very first character stills of Kim Min-jae (Dal-li and Gamjatang) are out for tvN’s Joseon Psychiatrist Yoo Se-poong. Playing the titular character Yoo Se-poong, the stills show him at distinct points in his life. It appears like there are lots of highs and lows in retailer, with 1 image seemingly displaying Yoo Se-poong in prison, and the other individuals displaying him in doctor mode. Even though he was when a talented doctor in the royal court, his life modifications when he all of a sudden finds himself unable to administer acupuncture to his sufferers. This might be the origin of his beginnings as a psychiatrist (just after all, when would a psychiatrist will need to mess with needles?), but we’ll have to wait to study extra. Joseon Psychiatrist will air Mondays and Tuesdays on tvN, starting August 1. [Sports Donga]

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