Poster for Bong Joon-ho's 'Okja' Released Ahead of Film's Cannes Premiere

      May 15, 2017 11:02

      A poster for Bong Joon-ho's upcoming film "Okja" was displayed on the Facebook page of the film's producer, Netflix, on Saturday. Its cast includes Korean actress Ahn Seo-hyun and Hollywood stars Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano and Jake Gyllenhaal.

      "Okja," which also stars Korean actor Byun Hee-bong, has been invited to the competition section at this year's Cannes Film Festival, which opens on Wednesday.

      The film follows the story of a little girl living in a mountain village who risks everything to rescue her best friend -- a massive, genetically modified pig named Okja who has been kidnapped by a multinational company.

      Bong and the leading cast members will attend a press conference, red carpet event and gala screening of the film at the festival on Friday.

      Netflix invested W60 billion in "Okja," which was co-produced by Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment (US$1=W1,130). 

      The film will be given a brief theatrical release here in June. 

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