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SQUID GAME’s Lee Jungjae Wraps Directorial Debut
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Lee Stars in Spy Thriller HUNT alongside Jung Woosung
Squid Game star Lee Jungjae has just wrapped production on his latest challenge - his directorial debut Hunt. The crime film also sees him appear before the camera, co-starring with his friend and fellow star Jung Woosung, the pair appearing together on screen again for the first time in over 20 years.
Hunt is an espionage drama in which Lee and Jung play special agents on the hunt for a dangerous mole. Both working for the Korean National Intelligence Service (KNIS), Pyungho (Lee Jungjae), from the International Department, and Jungdo (Jung Woosung), of the Domestic Department, are independently attempting to track down a North Korean mole within the agency. Their search brings them face-to-face with a terrible truth, but they must push forward and complete their mission.
A major Korean star since the mid-1990s, known for Il Mare (2000), The Thieves (2012), New World (2013) and Assassination, Lee recently experienced a surge in international popularity following his leading role in the hit drama Squid Game, which became Netflix’s most popular show, with 142 million subscribers tuning in over its first four weeks on air.
Jung, who last appeared with Lee in the 1999 crime drama City of the Rising Sun, is known for Beat (1997), The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008), Cold Eyes (2013) and Steel Rain (2017). He has also been dabbling with working behind the scenes, including as a producer on next month’s Netflix Original Drama The Silent Sea.