IU to star in Hirokazu Kore-eda's Korean debut Broker
IU, whose real name is Lee Ji-eun, is known for starring in popular dramas like My Mister, Hotel del Luna, and The Producers
Actor-singer IU is all set to star in Palm d'Or winning Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's Korean debut. The film is tentatively titled Broker.
Soompi confirmed the news about the development while quoting a source close to the production. "It is true that IU will be starring in the film," said the report.
IU, whose real name is Lee Ji-eun, is known for starring in popular dramas like My Mister, Hotel del Luna, and The Producers.
Notably, Kore-eda's acclaimed drama Shoplifters won the director the Palm d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Broker will also feature Parasite-star Song Kang-ho, Kingdom-star Bae Doona, and Gang Dong-wan of Peninsula fame. The film is said to be a story about baby boxes, which are set up for people who are no longer able to provide for their babies to anonymously give them up.
Filming of Broker is expected to commence this year. Meanwhile, IU is also set to star in the upcoming Korean film Dream, alongside Park Seo-joon, known for starring in Oscar-winning film Parasite.