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Lee Jae-yong Cranks in on "Actresses"

2009/07/06 | 1261 views |  | Permalink | Source

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Director Lee Jae-yong, best known for his elegant and erotic period drama "Untold Scandal" (2003), is in production on his latest film, a semi-improvisational ensemble piece with the working-title "Actresses".

The low-budget feature boasts six of Korea's top female stars, all of whom have agreed to work on a deferred payment basis. The film centers on a day-long fashion shoot in which all of the actresses will be playing themselves and sharing candid stories with the camera.

The cast includes Kim Ok-bin, star of Park Chan-wook's "Thirst" and director Lee's previous feature "Dasepo Girl"; Lee Mi-sook, who starred in Lee's "Untold Scandal" and "An Affair", Kim Min-hee who starred in Lee's "Asako in Ruby Shoes", Ko Hyun-jung, who recently starred in Hong Sang-soo's "Like You Know It All", Choi Ji-woo ("Shadowless Sword") and veteran actress Youn Yuh-jung (IM Sang-soo's "A Good Lawyer's Wife")

Produced by Moongcle Pictures, presented by Sponge Entertainment and distributed by Showbox Mediaplex, the film is expected to be ready for a local release by the end of the year. International sales is being handled by Showbox.

Nigel D'Sa

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