Lee Jung-jae, the protagonist of Squid Game, will make his directorial debut with Hunt: his new film set in the eighties which he will present at the 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
Lee Jung-jaethe protagonist of the famous Korean hit series has decided to devote himself to direction after Squid Game, and will debut at the Festival of Cannes 2022 with the world premiere of Hunta spy thriller set in the 1980s.
The film will be screened next month in the Midnight Screening section of the Cannes Film Festival alongside Quentin Dupieux’s “Fumer Fait Tousser” and Scott Morgen’s “Moonage Daydream”. Most of the films selected for the festival were announced last Thursday at a press event that took place in Paris.
Hunt, as previously mentioned, is a Korean-language spy thriller set in the 1980s that Lee decided to direct after buying the rights and rewriting the script. The South Korean star also stars in the film alongside veteran Jung Woo-Sung.
“Just because I’m doing the directing job on this movie doesn’t mean I’ll give up acting. I still enjoy acting and I intend to focus on that,” Lee Jung-jae revealed in October last year during a Variety interview related to the film. film.