Lee Jung-jae, star of Netflix’s hit South Korean series Squid Game, makes his directorial debut with a spy action-thriller titled Hunt.
A trailer and a clip have been released for the intense-looking film, set to make its premiere at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival as an out-of-competition Midnight Screening.
Lee also stars in the film, playing a special agent in Korea’s National Intelligence Service. He and a fellow agent (Jung Woo-Sung, Steel Rain) are independently placed on the same mission: finding the North Korean mole, known as Donglim, who has been embedded within the agency. When Donglim stars leaking top-secret intel that could put national security at risk, the two units are each assigned to investigate each other. Their investigations lead to shocking truths – and the South Korean president becomes a target.
The trailer and the clip below suggest a slick outing that has the capacity to draw in a broad audience. Lee has long been a screen star in South Korea, but his fame exploded with the phenomenon that is Squid Game. And now with Hunt, which he also co-wrote, the talented actor could also mark himself as a filmmaker to watch out for.
No release dates for this one as yet.
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