Next year, actor Lee Jung-jae will make his feature directing debut, starring in tentatively-titled thriller, Hunt. According to Pierce Conran at KOFIC, Hunt is four years in the making with a script by Lee, and centers on a pair of NIS agents in pursuit of a spy ring.
What’s more is it’ll be a prized reunion for fans of Lee, and those of long time friend and fellow actor Jung Woo-sung who is also circling a key role next to Lee. If confirmed, the film would reunite the two on screen for the first time since starring together in City Of The Rising Sun, Jung’s second film with Beat director Kim Sung-su; like Lee, Jung has also reportedly upscaled in his career pursuits recently directing/starring in The Protector with Kim Nam-gil and Park Sung-woong.
Lee, who is partnering with Megabox Plus M to distribute in Korea, is currently chiseling at the local box office with the theatrical run of his latest hitman thriller, Deliver Us From Evil, in which he stars opposite Hwang Jung-min for director Hong Won-chan.
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