Netflix has released the Kill Boksoon trailer for its upcoming South Korean action comedy starring Cannes-winning actress Jeon Do-yeon. The video features Jeon as a single mother who’s struggling to balance raising her teenage daughter with her job as a contract killer. It will make its streaming debut on March 31.
“Hired by the killing agency MK Ent., Gil Boksoon is both a killer with a 100% success rate and a mother of her teenage daughter, Jae-young. While Boksoon might be a seasoned assassin, she struggles with parenting. When it is about time to renew her contract with her agency, she makes up her mind to retire to repair the relationship with her daughter,” says the synopsis. “While on her final assignment, before notifying the company of her decision regarding the contract, Boksoon discovers a secret about the mission and breaks the rule that killers must try to execute all assignments regardless of the circumstances. Now she becomes the target of her agency and the entire hitman industry.”
Kill Boksoon is written and directed by Byun Sung-hyun (The Merciless, Kingmaker). The film will also star So Kyung-gu (Public Enemy), Esom (Taxi Driver), Ko Kyo-hwan (D.P.), Kim Si-a (Ashin of the North), Lee Yeon (Juvenile Justice), Jang In-sub (Who Are You: School 2015), and Choi Byung-mo.
Jeon is best known for her acclaimed performances in movies such as My Dear Enemy, The Housemaid, The Shameless, and Secret Sunshine. The latter earned her the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival, making her the first-ever Korean to win an acting award at Cannes. She is currently starring on tvN-Netflix’s romantic comedy series Crash Course in Romance along with Hospital Playlist‘s Jung Kyung-ho.