'Oldboy' Villain Yoo Ji-tae to Direct 1st Feature

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Yoo Ji-tae will direct his first feature film called "Sansevieria," a rites-of-passage movie about a young boy. Shooting is scheduled to begin in January, with casting now ongoing.

The model-turned-actor, who played the villains in both "Oldboy" and "Midnight FM," has already directed several short films that were received favorably by fans and critics alike.

He recently signed a contract with major film investor and distributor Lotte Entertainment to produce and distribute the new film.

Meanwhile, the actor is due to wed actress Kim Hyo-jin at Hotel Shilla in Seoul on Dec. 2.

englishnews@chosun.com / Nov. 09, 2011 10:55 KST