Well Go USA has acquired domestic rights to Jung Byung-gil’s The Villainess, which is playing in the Cannes Film Festival’s Midnight section. Byung-gil wrote, produced and directed the action film which stars Kim Ok-bin, Shin Ha-kyun and Bang Sung-jun. It premieres Sunday night in the Grand Theatre Lumiere.
Kim Ok-bin plays Sook-hee who from an early age has been taught to kill. She gladly accepts the chance to start a new life when South Korea’s Intelligence Agency recruits her as a sleeper agent, with the promise of complete freedom after ten years of service. But soon after taking on her new identity as Chae Yeon-soo, a 27-year-old theatre actress, she begins to realize that for someone who has lived as a killer her entire life, normal is no easy task. When two men from her past suddenly appear in her new life, it unlocks dark secrets that should’ve stayed hidden, and the fallout is swift and explosive.
The deal was negotiated by Doris Pfardrescher of Well Go USA and Danny Lee of Contents Panda.