Haeundae-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea,
DREAM with Park Seojun and IU to Complete Production in Europe
Sports Drama from EXTREME JOB Director Lee Byoungheon to Resume Filming in March
Extreme Job (2019)
The sports drama Dream (literal title), the latest film from Extreme Job (2019) director Lee Byoungheon, is set to complete production during an overseas shoot that will take place in Europe beginning in March.
The project, about a disgraced sports star who leads a team as a coach into the homeless World Cup, began production in May last year and completed the main portion of its filming in August, with some additional shooting undertaken in November. The production then patiently waited until overseas production was possible again for its last leg of filming, which will take place in an undisclosed European nation.
Dream will mark the big-screen leading role debut of global pop icon IU, who has already drawn acclaim for the TV drama My Mister and her supporting turn in Kim Jongkwan’s indie film Shades of the Heart (2021).
Director Lee first emerged through the indie comedy Cheer Up Mr. Lee (2013) and quickly graduated to the commercial arena with the hit comedy Twenty (2015). He became one of the most successful Korean filmmakers of all time in 2019 when his fourth film Extreme Job (2019) welcomed over 16 million viewers, making it the second most successful film of all time at the Korean box office.