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Hirokazu KORE-EDA Sets Korean Project with SONG Kang-ho, BAE Doo-na, GANG Dong-won
Sep 11, 2020
- Writerby Pierce Conran
CJ Entertainment to Back BABY, BOX, BROKER
Acclaimed Japanese filmmaker KORE-EDA Hirokazu is set to make his Korean language film debut with the new project Baby, Box, Broker, and he has assembled an impressive local cast to join him - SONG Kang-ho, BAE Doo-na and GANG Dong-won. CJ Entertainment will finance and distribute the project, which is being produced by Zip Cinema, the company behind the recent summer hit #ALIVE.
Baby, Box, Broker will follow several characters whose lives are impacted by ‘baby boxes’, which are anonymous drop-off points for people without the resources to raise their newly born children. Development on the project reportedly began five years ago, and since then he has been working with Korean production staff to create the original script.
The famed filmmaker debuted over two decades ago and has made revered modern Japanese classics such as Nobody Knows and Still Walking. In 2018, he earned the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his film Shoplifters. KORE-EDA most recently film was The Truth, a project in French and English starring Catherine DENEUVE, Juliette BINOCHE and Ethan HAWKE which was his first made outside his native Japan.
BAE Doo-na is the only member of the cast to have previously worked with KORE-EDA, having starred in his Air Doll in 2009. BAE has worked with SONG Kang-ho on several occasions, first on Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), then the smash hit The Host (2006) and most recently The Drug King (2018). Meanwhile, SONG and GANG Dong-won co-starred in the hit Secret Reunion (2010).
Production on Baby, Box, Broker is expected to begin next year.