Australian actor Daniel Henshall (The Beautiful Lie, The Babadook) will feature in a new Netflix feature film Okja, now filming in Seoul, South Korea.
From director Bong Joon Ho (Snowpiercer, The Host, Mother), Okja stars Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano.
It also features Devon Bostick, Lily Collins, Byun Heebong, Shirley Henderson, Yoon Je Moon, Choi Wooshik and Steven Yeun.
“With Okja I want to show the beauty that can exist between man and animal, and also the horror between them,” said Director Bong.
Okja will be shot in South Korea, Canada and the US, in English and Korean.
Okja was written by Bong and Jon Ronson (Frank) and follows Mija, a young girl who must risk everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named ‘Okja’. Mija will be played by Seohyun An.
Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Lewis Taewan Kim, Dooho Choi, Woo-sik Seo and Bong Joon Ho are producers on the film. Okja is a Plan B, Lewis Pictures and Kate Street Picture Company production.
Okja will premiere globally on Netflix in 2017 and will also have a limited day and date theatrical release in the US. Netflix is also looking for theatrical partners for a day and date release in select international territories, including Korea.