Hope: Squid Game’s Hoyeon joins Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander in thriller

Squid Game’s Hoyeon has joined Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander in the thriller Hope, directed by Na Hong-Jin

A couple days ago, it was announced that Michael Fassbender (Prometheus) and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider), who happen to be married to each other, had signed on to star in the thriller Hope, directed by Korean director Na Hong-Jin (The Wailing). Close on the heels of that announcement comes the news that Fassbender and Vikander are being joined in the cast by Emmy-nominated Korean actress and model Hoyeon, who made her screen debut in the hit Netflix series Squid Game. According to Deadline, Hoyeon will be playing a policewoman in the film.

Filming on Hope is expected to begin in South Korea in late 2023. Fassbender and Vikander will be speaking English in the film, while most of their co-stars will be speaking Korean. The story centers on the residents of Hopo Port, where a mysterious discovery is made on the outskirts of the remote harbor town. Before long, the residents find themselves in a desperate fight for survival against something they have never encountered before.

Na provided the following statement: “Oftentimes, a person’s goodwill can lead to unintended catastrophe simply because of differences in perspective. My hope for this film is to cinematically capture that phenomenon in a way that has yet to be seen.

Na has a financing and distribution deal with Plus M Entertainment, which is owned by multiplex chain Megabox. The film is being produced through banner Forged Films. Plus M is handling international sales and UTA Independent Film Group and Plus M are handling the North American rights.

Plus M Entertainment had this to say about Hope: “Director Na’s new project Hope is not only a high-quality film but an enthusiastic project that has the potential to expand its IP to various content distribution channels. Above all, we’ve decided to invest in this project because we have the utmost trust in director Na’s creative vision. Plus M will collaborate and support Hope to make it a global success.

Does Hope sound interesting to you? What do you think about Hoyeon joining Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander in the cast? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.

Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/hope-hoyeon/

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