Son Ye Jin And Lee Sun Gyun In Talks To Star In Hollywood Film Alongside Sam Worthington
Updated July 6 KST:
On July 6, Son Ye Jin’s agency MS Team Entertainment responded to the reports that the actress was set to star in the new film. Although hinting that it was almost a certainty that she would be starring in the movie, the agency was cautious with its words as it stated, “Son Ye Jin is in talks for the movie ‘Cross,’ and the outlook is favorable. Unless there are any huge changes, she’ll be going through with it.”
Meanwhile, Lee Sun Gyun’s agency also confirmed that the “Parasite” star was in talks to join the film. A representative of HODU&U Entertainment stated, “Lee Sun Gyun has received a casting offer for ‘Cross’ and is currently reviewing the offer. He has not yet come to a decision.”
According to a report by Star News, Lee Sun Gyun has been offered the role of the intimidating and powerful chief of border protection.
Son Ye Jin may be gearing up for her Hollywood debut!
On July 6, Korean media outlet Star News reported that according to sources in the movie industry, Son Ye Jin has been confirmed to star in the upcoming Hollywood film “Cross.” The actress is said to be starring in the movie opposite Sam Worthington, who is best-known for his roles in “Avatar” and the “Clash of the Titans” film series.
“Cross” will be directed by Andrew Niccol, who is known for his sci-fi movies like “In Time,” “The Host,” and “Gattaca”—and for being the writer behind the famous 1998 film “The Truman Show.” The movie will be set in the future, in a multiracial country divided into two nations by a border. “Cross” will tell the story of the people caught in between these two nations, one of which is wealthy and one of which is impoverished.
According to the report, Son Ye Jin will be playing the role of Vera, a tough woman who lives near the border in the impoverished nation. After her husband dies during an attempt to escape across the border, Vera is left alone to raise her son on her own as a single mother. Sam Worthington will reportedly be playing a man who lives in the wealthy nation.
Although “Cross” has been in development for over a decade, Andrew Niccol recently became interested in filming the movie in Korea and with Korean actors after visiting the country last year for inspiration (due to Korea’s current status as the “the only divided nation in the world”). He is also said to have personally reached out to Son Ye Jin in the hopes of casting her for the film.
Star News reports that “Cross” is currently aiming to begin filming in Korea in March 2021.
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In the meantime, watch Son Ye Jin in her movie “Be With You” with English subtitles below: