OLDBOY Helmer Set for FINGERSMITH Adaptation

Chan-wook to direct period crime drama…

Filmmaker Park Chan-wook (‘Stoker,’ ‘Oldboy’) has found his next project, a Korean-language adaptation of the 2002 Sarah Water novel ‘Fingersmith.’

Set in Victorian London, the acclaimed novel tells the story of Sue Trinder and Maud Lilly, two young women from different worlds who are brought together by strange circumstances and forbidden desires.

According to Screen Daily, Park’s film, titled ‘Agashi,’ will be set in Korea during the time of Japanese rule. Casting for the period crime drama gets underway next month.

‘Oldboy’ producer Syd Lim is on board to produce via his Yong Film banner, alongside Park’s Moho Film (‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Thirst’).

Irish filmmaker Aisling Walsh (‘Song For A Raggy Boy’) previously adapted the Dickensian novel into a two-part BBC miniseries starring Sally Hawkins, Elaine Cassidy, and Imelda Staunton.