K-Pop star IU to lead Netflix’s Korean anthology film series Persona
Netflix has announced that popular K-Pop singer-songwriter Lee Ji-eun, better known as IU, has been tapped for a leading role in their newest Korean anthology film series titled Persona. The anthology is composed of four short films which will be available for streaming in April, exclusively on Netflix. The first images from the film series have also been released through Mystic Entertainment’s official Twitter which you can check out below.
Directed by four critically-acclaimed directors Lee Kyung-mi, Im Pil-sung, Jeon Go-woon and Kim Jong-kwan, Persona will follow the story of four different characters which will all be portrayed by IU. Each story will be told through the directors’ unique storytelling.
The four short films are titled Love Set, Collector, Kiss Burn and Walking at Night and their official synopses are described as follows:
Love Set – directed by Lee Kyung-mi, tells a story of two ladies’ heated tennis play.
Collector – directed by Im Pil-sung, Lee plays an utterly attractive young woman who makes every man she dates pour their hearts out to her.
Kiss Burn – directed by Jeon Go-woon, is about a girl’s cheeky revenge against her friend’s patriarchal father.
Walking at Night – directed by Kim Jong-kwan, shines light on a couple’s innermost feelings during their dreamlike rendezvous.
Bae Doona (Sense8, Kingdom) and Park Hae-soo (Prison Playbook) are also expected to appear in the film series along with Lee Sung-wook, Shim Dal-gi, and Jung Jun Won. Singer-songwriter Yoon Jong-shin’s Mystic Entertainment is producing the anthology with Yoon serving as its executive producer.
IU is not only known for her hit songs like Dreaming, Good Day, Twenty-three, Palette and BBIBBI but she also had gained recognition through her dramatic roles in many Korean drama series such as Dream High, The Producers, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo and My Mister.
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