Jeon Jong Seo Confirmed To Star In Hollywood Film With Kate Hudson
Jeon Jong Seo will be making her Hollywood debut in a new film with Kate Hudson!
On July 2, Jeon Jong Seo’s agency MY Company stated, “Jeon Jong Seo has been confirmed as the female lead in director Anna Lily Amirpour’s new film ‘Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon.’ She departed for the United States on June 23 to film in New Orleans.”
“Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon” tells the story of a girl with mysterious and dangerous strength who escapes from a mental asylum in New Orleans. Other cast members include Kate Hudson from films such as “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” Craig Robinson from works such as “The Office,” and Ed Skrein from projects including “Game of Thrones.” The film will be produced by John Lesher of Academy Award-winning film “Birdman” and Dylan Weathered.
The movie officially began filming on June 30 local time. Director Anna Lily Amirpour gained attention at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival for “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” and won the special jury prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2016 for “The Bad Batch.”
Jeon Jong Seo starred in the film “Burning” which was invited to the 71st Cannes Film Festival and nominated by the 91st Academy Awards and 2019 Critics’ Choice Award. After catching the director’s eye in “Burning,” the actress got the role after receiving an offer and passing auditions.
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.”