February 02, 2021 10:29
Singer and actress IU has been cast in a film by renowned Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda.
The film's production company said on Monday that IU has agreed to appear in Koreeda's first Korean movie.
Tentatively titled "Broker," the film is about a "baby box," where mothers anonymously leave babies they are unable to raise for adoption.
Koreeda won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for "Like Father, Like Son" in 2013 and the festival's Palme d'Or for "Shoplifters" in 2018.
He has been working on the script for the new project with Korean collaborators for about five years.
The project's cast already includes top stars such as Song Kang-ho, Kang Dong-won and Bae Doo-na, who previously worked with Koreeda on "Air Doll" in 2009.
Shooting is scheduled to begin in the first half of this year.
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