Minari: Steven Yeun-Led Acclaimed Drama Sets VOD Release Date
A24 has announced that director Lee Isaac Chung’s upcoming drama film Minari will finally be getting a digital release, following its scheduled theatrical release on February 12, 2021. Starring Steven Yeun, Han Yeri, and Youn Yuh-Jung, Minari will arrive on VOD on Friday, February 26, 2021. This announcement also came with the release of a new featurette promo which you can check out below, featuring the cast as they explained what the title means to them.
A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
Alongside Yeun, the cast for the film includes Yeri Han (Illang: The Wolf Brigade), Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Will Patton (Yellowstone, Swamp Thing), Scott Haze (Venom, Zeroville) and South Korean veteran actress Yuh-Jung Youn (Sense8, Dear My Friends).
The film is a co-production between Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and A24, with the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Oscar winner executive producing the project alongside Yeun and Joshua Bachove (The Little Hours) while Dede Gardner (The Underground Railroad, If Beale Street Could Talk) produces alongside Jeremy Kleiner (The Third Day, Ad Astra) and Christina Oh (The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Ad Astra).
Minari held its world premiere at 2020 the Sundance Film Festival and brought home the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award. Due to its critical success, the film is also currently a potential frontrunner in the upcoming 2021 Academy Awards.