Actor Lee Jung-jae joined the new series of “Star Wars”.
On Nov 8th, Disney+ made a surprise announcement on the casting status of Lucasfilm’s new original series “The Acolyte”.
Surprisingly, the casting status also contained a picture of a “Korean actor” who was named alongside prominent Hollywood actors, drawing cheers from fans.
According to Disney+, Lee Jung-jae has already started filming “The Acolyte” in the UK.
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Many fans expressed their expectations as Lee Jung-jae, who became the first Korean to win the Emmy award for best male actor in a drama, began to enter Hollywood in earnest.
Hollywood actors who will work with Lee Jung-jae include Amandla Stenberg, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Dean-Charles Chapman and Carrie-Anne Moss.
“The Acolyte” is produced by Lucasfilm’s president Kathleen Kennedy and directed by Leslye Headland.
“The Acolyte”, which will be released exclusively on Disney+, contains the story 100 years before “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”.
Therefore, the story of “shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers” will be drawn against the backdrop of the end of the High Republic era.
Expectations are high on what kind of chemistry Lee Jung-jae, who has already been recognized all over the world for his acting skills, will show with Hollywood actors.