Lee Jung Jae was revealed across the Atlantic in the series Squid Game streaming on Netflix. The interpreter of Seong Gi-Hun will participate in the 2022 edition of the Cannes Film Festival in order to present his first moviea spy thriller with great potential.
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Released in 2021 on Netflix, Squid Game quickly placed itself in the top of the most viewed content on the platform. A few months later, the streaming giant was proud to announce that the South Korean series created by Hwang Dong-hyuk had become the biggest success in the history of the platform. A season 2 of Squid Game was quickly ordered, much to the delight of fans.
For now, the creator has clarified having written only three pages of the screenplay, it is therefore better to be patient before discovering the next episodes on the catalog. If the showrunner is preparing a film in parallel “even more violent” that Squid Game entitled Killing Old People Club, he still revealed some information to get your teeth into regarding this next batch of episodes. We know in particular that “new games” will be presented, and that these two characters from Season 1 will officially be back. Another heroine of the series could return in the skin of her evil twin, even if this idea does not entirely convince the spectators…
What to expect in season 2 of Squid Game on Netflix
Season 2 will also allow us to find Lee Jung-Jae in the skin of Seong Gi-Hun, aka the winner of the games. The latter should seek to dismantle the murderous organization, certainly at the risk of his life. Former number 456 will certainly face Front Man (the leader), the new master of games. As for the latter’s brother, a policeman, no one knows if he really died at the end of season 1 of Squid Game. There is a good chance that the creator kept him alive: he claimed want to explore their sibling relationship in the sequel a few months ago.
The star of the series present at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival
If Lee Jung-Jae will be back in one of the main roles of this new season, the South Korean actor has other projects in the running. Without hearing about it, he wrote and directed Hunta spy thriller which he intends to present in a midnight session at the Cannes Film Festival, 2022 edition. Lee Jung-Jae has been working on this feature film since 2017 and was initially only in charge of the screenplay part. Passionate about this action thriller, he finally decided to direct it and offer himself one of the most important roles.
In this thriller, the plot takes place in the 1980s. The pitch? “After the assassination of President Park by the Korean CIA, the army takes power again. North Korea sees this as an opportunity for a future invasion, and sends one of its spies there. Park Pyeong-Ho and Kim Jung-Do, two senior South Korean security officials, are assigned to track down the infiltrator. Then begins a terrible race against time.
Lee Jung-Jae, the most bankable actor in his country
In HuntLee Jung-Jae will play the role of actor Woo-Sung Jung, known for his roles in The King, lucky-strike or Steel Rain. This film project was extremely close to Lee Jung-Jae’s heart, considered the most bankable player in his country. If he did not expect to receive such success after the release of Squid Game on Netflix, however, he knew that the series had everything to explode: “When I read the script, I understood that it contained elements that could resonate everywhere and work outside the borders of Korea..” At 49, the actor is now elevated to the rank of superstar, whether in the eyes of the spectators or the directors who tear him away. Entrepreneur at heart, in addition to being an actor and now a screenwriter- director, Lee Jung-Jae is also the helm of several restaurants and an interior design company.
Before finding him in the long-awaited season 2 of Squid Gameso he will tread the red carpet for the 2022 edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from May 17 to 28. This is not the first time that the actor has set foot in the magnificent region of Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur. He came in 2010 to to present The Housemaid, a satire of the bourgeoisie from director Im Sang-soo. The story follows Lee Euny, hired as an assistant governess in a wealthy bourgeois house. The husband, Hoon, takes her as his mistress. The life of the whole house will then change… Thanks to this film, the filmmaker was in the running for the Palme d’Or. Hope Hunt, the first feature film directed by Lee Jung-Jae enjoy the same success. Answer within a few weeks only!
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Squid Game: the star of the Netflix series presents his first film at the Cannes Film Festival 2022