Cameron Britton has joined Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander in the cast of the thriller Hope, directed by Na Hong-Jin
We’ve been seeing a steady stream of casting news for the thriller Hope, the new film from Korean director Na Hong-Jin (The Wailing). First, it was announced that Michael Fassbender (Prometheus) and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider), who happen to be married to each other, had signed on to star in the film. Then Hoyeon, who made her screen debut in the hit Netflix series Squid Game, joined the cast, and soon after Taylor Russell of Escape Room and Bones and All was added to the mix. Now Deadline reports that Cameron Britton, best known for playing Ed Kemper in the Netflix series Mindhunter and Hazel on The Umbrella Academy (also from Netflix), has signed on to play a role in the film. Details on his character are being kept under wraps… in fact, the only character detail we do know is that Hoyeon will be playing a policewoman.
Filming on Hope is expected to begin in South Korea in late 2023. Fassbender and Vikander will be speaking English in the film, while most of their co-stars will be speaking Korean. The story centers on the residents of Hopo Port, where a mysterious discovery is made on the outskirts of the remote harbor town. Before long, the residents find themselves in a desperate fight for survival against something they have never encountered before.
Na provided the following statement: “Oftentimes, a person’s goodwill can lead to unintended catastrophe simply because of differences in perspective. My hope for this film is to cinematically capture that phenomenon in a way that has yet to be seen.”
Na has a financing and distribution deal with Plus M Entertainment, which is owned by multiplex chain Megabox. The film is being produced through banner Forged Films. Plus M is handling international sales and UTA Independent Film Group and Plus M are handling the North American rights.
Plus M Entertainment said this about Hope: “Director Na’s new project Hope is not only a high-quality film but an enthusiastic project that has the potential to expand its IP to various content distribution channels. Above all, we’ve decided to invest in this project because we have the utmost trust in director Na’s creative vision. Plus M will collaborate and support Hope to make it a global success.“
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