Song Hye-gyo set for U.S. ‘Fetish’

South Korean actress known for her TV work

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.”

Due to film in New York, the thriller about a woman with psychic abilities co-stars Austrian actor Arno Frisch (“Funny Games”). It will be directed by Korean helmer/cinematographer Sohn Soopum, an NYU grad whose 2002 short “Fish in the Sea is Not Thirsty” screened in Directors Fortnight at Cannes.

U.S.-based casting director Susan Shopmaker first met Song at October’s Pusan Intl. 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.”

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