Director Im Sang Soo, who was officially invited to the Cannes International Film Festival last year for Heaven: The Land of Happiness, will officially make his Hollywood debut.
According to Yeolmae Entertainment, director Im will direct the nori film Soho Sins, co-produced by the American production company 2W Network.
The film, based on the novel written by world-renowned art magazine “Art in America” editor Richard Vine, depicts the shady underbelly of the NY art scene through the murder of Amanda Oliver, a wife of the New York art scene’s golden couple.
Currently, Vine and director Im are working on the script and the film, said to be a 33 billion KRW (about 30 million USD) project, will begin pre-production in July and start filming in the second half of the year. Hugh Jackman and Brad Pitt are the strong candidates for the lead roles, according to the production company.
2W Network is a production and distribution company established by Donna Smith, who served as vice president of Universal Pictures as the first female production representative of a major Hollywood studio.
“I was deeply impressed by director Im’s beautiful mise-en-scene and creative filming techniques in The Housemaid and The Taste Of Money,” Smith shared. “Considering his unique character analysis, meticulous directing prowess, and sharp views of modern society, he was the best director for Soho Sins.”