LEE Sun-kyun Joins THE MERCILESS Pair for Period Political Thriller
Following their Cannes-invited crime thriller The Merciless
(2017), director BYUN Sung-hyun
and his star SUL Kyung-gu
are getting back together for the period political thriller Kingmaker: The Fox of the Election
(translated title). Also joining them will be LEE Sun-kyun
on the project that is expected to begin shooting early in 2019 once casting is complete.
In the film, SUL will play a politician who dreams of becoming president, while LEE will play an ambitious and brilliant political strategist who plots a plan to create the next president. The story will take place against the backdrop of the political turmoil of the 1960s and 70s in Korea.
BYUN was invited to the Midnight Screenings section of last year’s Cannes Film Festival with The Merciless
. He previously helmed the hit romantic comedy Whatcha Wearin'
(2012) among others.