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The international premiere of Lee Jung Jae directorial debut “Hunt” will take place at the Cannes Film Festival. Lee Jung-Jae is the fame star of Netflix‘s popular breakthrough series “Squid Game.”

“Hunt” is a Korean detective thrilling story set in the 1980s with which Lee became associated after purchasing the rights and revising the storyline. Lee Jung Jae co-stars in the film with veteran Jung Woo-sun. As an elite agent with the Agency for National Security Planning, he is on the search for a North Korean spy while also growing intimately aware of his own nation’s dark secrets. In an interview with Variety, he said.

Just because I’m doing the director’s job on this film doesn’t mean I’m going to be giving up acting. I still like acting the best and intend to focus on that.

Lee Jung Jae has been a well-known South Korean actor ever since late 1990s, but according to him not much had altered, and that he was not receiving any offers from Hollywood.

No proposals or requests have come my way. If the right one came along, I’d be happy to be in an overseas production. It could be fun.

However, when the worldwide success of “Squid Game” grew and Lee won many U.S. prizes — including acting honours at the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Critics’ Choice Awards, and the Independent Spirit Awards – he has become Korea’s most creditworthy celebrity.

The film Hunt or Namsun will be shown at the Midnight Screening section of the Cannes Film Festival next month. Other movies Fumer Fait Tousser by Quentin Dupieux, and Moonage Daydream by Scott Morgen, will also get midnight screenings.


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