Tilda Swinton Reportedly Reuniting With Bong Joon Ho For HBO’s “Parasite” Adaptation
Tilda Swinton may be joining forces with director Bong Joon Ho for the third time on his upcoming HBO adaptation of “Parasite”!
Last month, it was revealed that Bong Joon Ho was in talks to produce a limited series based on “Parasite” for HBO alongside Hollywood director Adam McKay. Although Bong Joon Ho has shared some of his ideas for the planned project, it has not yet been confirmed whether the HBO miniseries would be a remake of the award-winning film or a spin-off—nor whether the adaptation would be in English or Korean.
However, on February 13 local time, The Illuminerdi reported new unconfirmed details about the HBO adaptation, which it claims will be a “six-part miniseries.” According to the report, the series will be an “English-language version of ‘Parasite,’” with English actress Tilda Swinton “currently set as the female lead.”
Should the report prove true, the upcoming miniseries would mark Tilda Swinton’s third time working together with Bong Joon Ho: the actress previously starred in his 2013 film “Snowpiercer,” as well as his 2017 movie “Okja.”
The Illuminerdi also reported that American actor Mark Ruffalo had been offered the male lead in HBO’s adaptation of “Parasite,” but that “it has yet to be officially accepted.” The report speculated that Tilda Swinton and Mark Ruffalo would be taking on the roles played by Jang Hye Jin and Song Kang Ho in the original film, though there is no evidence in support of this theory.
What are your thoughts on the possibility of Tilda Swinton starring in an English-language version of “Parasite”?