In a move that will please the Arthouse faithful and Netflix devotees, Jung Ho-yeon has joined the cast of Alfonso Cuarón’s latest directorial effort, Disclaimer, according to a report from Variety.
As noted in the announcement, Ho-yeon is the latest actor cast in an already stacked lineup of talent. Previously announced cast members include Cate Blanchett (Nightmare Alley), Kevin Kline (Beauty and the Beast), Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm), and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog), the latter of whom is developing a knack for working with Academy Award-winning maestros.
The show itself is a psychological thriller adapted from Renee Knight’s novel of the same name, in which a reputable documentarian (Blanchett) must atone for her sins when a novelist (Kline) writes a damning story about her past. Per the report, Ho-yeon will play Kim, an ambitious employee of Blanchett’s Catherine Ravencroft.
There’s not a name out of the bunch who won’t captivate us come season premiere evening, but for Cuarón this is entirely new ground. The five-time Academy Award-winning director has been at the helm of a $100 million space epic and an intimate look at a bygone era, but never a television series. We’ll be more than curious to see how he plays with a longer, limited series format. Disclaimer also marks the first collaboration in a recent multi-year deal between Cuarón and Apple, with more original shows and films expected in the distant future.
As for Ho-yeon, the hits just keep on coming. Her performance in Squid Game is universally worshipped, so her recent Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice Awards wins didn’t come as a shock but an affirmation for most. Odds are she’ll find a way to steal more than her share of scenes from Blanchett too.
Disclaimer does not have a confirmed release date at this time.
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