While the world was celebrating the historic win for the cast of “Parasite” at the SAG Awards, director Bong Joon Ho slyly revealed new details about the “Parasite” limited series spinoff currently in the works at HBO.
“We have talked about the series while drinking at night, but we haven’t gone into detail,” Bong told Variety’s Marc Malkin at the SAG Awards. “All I’ve told them is that there will be many hidden stories that will be revealed about each of these characters.”
Not much is known about the series, but Bong and Adam McKay, director of “The Big Short” and “Vice,” are both in talks to executive produce. The film picked up six Oscar nominations, including ones for best picture and best director, and won the SAG Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, the first foreign film to take home the top prize.
The genre-bending movie follows a poor family who infiltrates the domestic lives of a wealthier family, but things take a dark turn quickly. “Parasite” stars Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Cho Yeo Jeong, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, Lee Jung Eun and Chang Hyae Jin.
When asked why this film has resonated with so many audiences SAG Award winner Lee Jung Eun said, “When we submitted this film for Cannes, we knew that people would pay attention to the story about evil and good and hidden families, but we had no idea it would be this successful in the U.S.”
Three of the year’s biggest movie stars came together in a surprise interview at the SAG Awards. Variety’s Marc Malkin was interviewing Laura Dern from “Marriage Story” on the red carpet when her co-star Scarlett Johansson joined them. The two complimented each other’s green dress, which Dern called a “Mediterranean combo platter.” The Oscar-nominated stars [...]
While on the SAG Awards red carpet, Variety’s Angelique Jackson and Marc Malkin asked celebrities the three things that every actor needs. Their answers ranged from serious advice to funny tips about making an actor’s tough life more enjoyable. “You need thick skin because you’re going to lose roles more than you’re going to get them,” [...]
If the SAG Awards weren’t on the same day as the Kansas City Chiefs AFC championship game, you probably would’ve caught Brad Pitt in the stands. The Missouri native was feeling great on the red carpet after the Chiefs beat the Tennessee Titans to advance to the Super Bowl. “My Chiefs won today. I had [...]
Kerry Washington has her seat at the table on Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” in which she’s a lead actor and executive producer with co-star Reese Witherspoon. “When I was a kid I wasn’t like, ‘I want to be a producer one day!’ But I think I have always been — my mother would vouch for […]
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Bong Joon Ho has a lot of reasons to celebrate tonight. The Korean filmmaker made history at the Academy Awards on Sunday night when his comedy-thriller “Parasite” became the first foreign language film to win the Oscar for best picture, beating out “1917,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Joker,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” […]