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BONG Joon-ho’s upcoming movie PARASITE Confirms Cast
Feb 09, 2018
- Writerby KIM Su-bin
Film WIll Feature SONG Kang-ho, LEE Sun-kyun, JO Yeo-jeong and PARK So-dam
Director BONG Joon-ho’s upcoming film Parasite (translated title) has locked down its main cast. “No parasites appear in this movie. It’ll be neither a horror nor Sci-fi. It’ll be a family drama which revolves around various characters and strange kinds of families.” the director said. Besides SONG Kang-ho who was cast earlier, LEE Sun-kyun, JO Yeo-jeong, PARK So-dam, CHOI Woo-shik and JANG Hye-jin were confirmed to team up with this movie on January 23rd.
There are two families in Parasite. One of the two fathers is SONG Kang-ho with son CHOI Woo-shik who starred in BONG’s fantasy drama Okja and daughter PARK So-dam, who played the heroin of occult thriller The Priests (2015). Appearing in films like Secret Sunshine (2007), The World of Us (2016) and Yongsoon (2017), JANG Hye-jin was cast to play SONG’s wife. The other father will be played by LEE Sun-kyun, while JO Yeo-jeong will play his wife. Their teenage daughter and young son will be selected through auditions. The movie is expected to feature a great ensemble of various actors and actresses.
This is BONG’s seventh feature film and his first Korean film in 10 years after Mother (2009). It will start shooting sometime this year and be released in 2018.