4:35 pm - 07/20/2019
Yoon Yeo Jung & Han Ye Ri To Make Hollywood Debuts In Film w/ Steven Yeun + Jeon Jong Seo Debut Too
-“Minari” is a film about a Korean family who immigrated to the United States in the 1980s in order to chase the American dream. The film is based on the true story of Korean-American director Isaac Chung whose family moved to rural Arkansas. Issac Chung is known for movies such as “Munyurangabo” and “Abigail Harm.”
-Produced by A24 and Plan B (Brad Pitt's Production Company) while Steven will executive produce. Shooting begins this week in Oklahoma.
-Yoon Yeo Jung and Han Ye Ri will make their Hollywood debuts here in the drama film, their roles haven't been revealed.
-Steven moved from UTA to CAA, and will next star in A24's adaptation of the Tony-winning play The Humans alongside Beanie Feldstein, Jayne Houdyshell, Richard Jenkins and Amy Schumer."
-Speaking of Steven, his Burning co-star will be making her English language debut in Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon dir. by Ana Lily Amirpour
-"This news is especially more impressive as Jeon Jong Seo will be entering Hollywood just a year after making her debut as an actress. Although Korean actors such as Lee Byung Hun, Rain, and Jun Ji Hyun have appeared in Hollywood films as supporting roles, Jeon Jong Seo will be making her Hollywood debut as a lead."
-"A source from MY Company said, “The people behind ‘Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon’ have a lot of respect for the fact that Jeon Jong Seo got a lead role in a Hollywood film which is rare for an Asian actress.”
-"Jeon Jong Seo completed shooting the upcoming film “Call” and will be staying in the United States until August to focus on filming “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon.”
-She lived in Canada for a while before going back to South Korea to finish high school there.
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