Squid Game Star Lee Jung-jae’s Directorial Debut Joins 2022 Cannes Film Festival Lineup

squid game star Lee Jung Jae will premiere his new spy thriller as a leading actor and debuting director.

korean actor Hunt is scheduled for its world premiere as part of the 2022 cannes lineup, marking his first feature film as a filmmaker, the festival announced on Thursday. The film is a thriller set in the 1980s about an agent working for the National Security Planning Agency tracking down a North Korean spy. It also stars Jung Woo-sung, with Jung-Jae writing the script.

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After the great success of his Netflix drama squid gamethe 49-year-old actor he told EW in October that he is interested in reprising his role in a possible second season.

“Of course,” he said when asked if he would like to continue playing Seong Gi-hun, also known as Player 456, who in season 1 took part in a violent competition between Korean citizens who competed in deadly games for a grand prize in cash. “Because I have received so much love and support from [viewers]Of course I have to play it again if there’s a season 2. But right now I don’t know anything about how the story is going to turn out, or how the characters are going to change, or if there are going to be any new characters added to the series. …And I also don’t know if Gi-hun’s role was still the lead role or as a minor supporting role. But whatever it is, of course she would have to say yes.”

Hunt joins a strong line-up at the upcoming Cannes, debuting alongside non-competition titles like Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic starring Austin Butler and Tom Hankswhich will premiere at the same event where the music icon’s granddaughter, Riley Keoughwill screen her debut as a feature film director, Beast.

The expected of Tom Cruise top gun continuation, Top Gun: MaverickY Ethan Coenssolo directing project Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in the Mind they are also scheduled for out-of-competition screenings at the French festival.

Competing for the Palme d’Or, often considered the most prestigious award in world cinema, will be Kristen StewartBody horror project directed by David Cronenberg crimes of the future, Park Chan-wook decision to leaveclaire denis stars at noonKelly Reichardt appearingand James Gray Armageddon timea movie starring Anne Hathaway and Anthony Hopkins, who many pundits have already pointed to as a likely Oscar contender.

The 2022 Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 17 to 28. See the full list of movies screening in this year’s edition below.

Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis;  crimes of the future

Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis; crimes of the future

Scott Garfield/Paramount Pictures; Hugh Stewart/Warner Bros.; Nikos Nikolopoulos/Neon The 2022 Cannes Film Festival lineup includes new films from Tom Cruise, Baz Luhrmann, Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway and ‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae.

Opening night:

Z (as Z) —Michel Hazanavicius


holy spider —Ali Abbassi
the almond trees – Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
crimes of the future —David Cronenberg
tori and lokita —Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
stars at noon —Claire Denis
Brothers —Arnaud Desplechin
Close — Luke Dhont
Armageddon time — James Gray
Runner — Kore-eda Horokazu
Nostalgia – Mario Martone
magnetic resonance -Christian Mungiu
sadness triangle – Ruben Ostlund
decision to leave — Park Chan-wook
appearing —Kelly Reichardt
Leila’s brothers —Saeed Roustaee
sky boy – Saleh Strip
Zhena Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky’s wife) —Kirill Serebrennikov
eo – Jerzy Skolimowski

A certain look:

All the people I’ll never be -Davy Chou
Beast —Riley Keough and Gina Gammell
burning days —Emin Alper
butterfly vision — Maksim Nakonechnyi
Body —Marie Kruetzer
Sunday and the fog —Ariel Escalante Meza
god land -Hlynur Palmason
joyland — Saim Sadik
metronome -Alexandru Belc
Plan 75 —Hayakawa Chie
Rodeo — Lola Quivorón
sick of myself – Kristoffer Borgli
the silent twins -Agnieszka Smocynska
The stranger — Thomas M. Wright
Worst -Lise Akora and Romane Gueret

Out of Competition:

Elvis —Baz Luhrman
Masquerade —Nicolas Bedos
November —Cedric Jimenez
Three thousand years of longing — George Miller
Top Gun: Maverick -Joseph Kosinski

Midnight screenings:

smoking makes you cough —Quentin Dupieux
Hunt — Lee Jungjae
Moon Age Reverie – Brett Morgan

Premieres at Cannes:

Geezer – Panos H. Koutras
To become night -Marco Bellocchio
irma see —Olivier Assayas
Our brothers —Rachid Bouchareb

Special screenings:

Jerry Lee Lewis: Trouble in the Mind —Ethan Coen
The natural history of destruction – Sergei Loznitsa
everything that breathes —Shaunak Sen

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