SEOUL — Actress Song Hye-gyo is set to become the latest South Korean star to debut in the U.S. with a leading role in indie feature “Fetish.”
New York-produced psychological thriller will co-star Austrian actor Arno Frisch (“Funny Games”) and be directed by Korean helmer/cinematographer Sohn Soopum, an NYU grad whose 2002 short “Fish in the Sea is Not Thirsty” screened in the Directors’ Fortnight section at Cannes. Story centers around a woman with psychic abilities.
U.S.-based casting director Susan Shopmaker first met Song at the recent Pusan International Film Festival, where thesp’s “Hwang Jin Yi” was in the official selection. Song is best known for her TV work, including dramas “Autumn Fairy Tale” and “All-In”.
Actress reportedly is leaving for New York today to take part in the month-long shoot.