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Vikander, Fassbender Slated to Appear in ‘Hope’ by Korean Director Na Hong-Jin

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Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender, a married couple in real life, are slated to appear in key roles in the upcoming feature Hope, by Korean director Na Hong-Jin. It will be Na’s first film since The Wailing, his hit from 2016. Vikander and Fassbender recently appeared in The Danish Girl and in 12 Years A Slave, respectively. The couple had earlier appeared together in The Light Between Oceans.

Hope, which will mostly be in the Korean language, will focus its lens on the residents of a remote seaside town named Hopo Port as they desperately struggle for survival against a threat to their very existence. It’s anticipated that Vikander and Fassbender will perform their roles in English, however.  Cinematographer Hong Kyung-pyo will be returning to Na’s lineup as well.

Na Hong-Jin was quoted as saying this week: “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.”

As a spokesperson for Plus M added: “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.”

In addition to their roles in Hope, both Vikander and Fassbender have a full dance card ahead of them. She will be starring as one of Henry VIII’s wives in Karim Ainouz’s Firebrand, in which Jude Law will play the much-divorced-and remarried Henry. And Fassbender will soon be appearing in Taika Watiti’s Next Goal Wins and starring in The Killer, a film David Fincher is making for Netflix.

Hope will be produced under the auspices of Na’s production outfit, Forged Films. International sales will be managed by Plus M, with North American sales to be handled by UTA Independent Film Group and Plus M.

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Edward Moran
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Edward Moran began his journalistic career many decades ago as a theater and cinema reviewer for Show Business and the New York Theater Review. More recently he contributed film reviews to hosokinema.com and Movie Sleuth. His writings have appeared in publications as diverse as the Times Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, the Paris Review, and the Massachusetts Review. Moran also edited a memoir by Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Christine Choy. He served as literary advisor to her film Hyam Plutzik: American Poet, which was the keynote film in the American Perspectives series at the 2007 Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.


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