It has been announced, through Variety, that ‘Oldboy’ and ‘Thirst’ filmmaker Park Chan-wook’s has commenced filming on ‘Fingersmith,’ his first Korean-language directorial effort in six years.
A reinterpretation of Sarah Waters’ Victorian-era lesbian novel, the film stars Kim Min-hee (‘No Tears for the Dead’) and newcomer Kim Tae-ri as two women from different worlds who are brought together by strange circumstances and forbidden desires. Park’s film relocates the story to Korea, during the time of Japanese rule.
Chung Seo-kyung (‘Sympathy for Lady Vengeance,’ ‘Thirst’) is providing the script.
The film, budgeted at $10 million, is currently filming Nagoya, Japan.