Actor Lee Byung Hun continues to make strides in his Hollywood career, and has been revealed to be currently in discussion to join an upcoming film that may feature Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino.
According to The Hollywood Reporter on February 6th, the three actors are in final negotiations to appear in the film Beyond Deceit, a legal thriller that follows an ambitious young lawyer that takes on a big case against a pharmaceutical company with a devious CEO, only to be pulled into a murder case in which he is the prime suspect. Other actors who are also in final talks to appear other than Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino include Dan Stevens and Malin Akerman.
BH Entertainment confirmed the report on February 17th, adding that they are still coordinating his schedule and the details have not yet been finalized.
Dan Stevens will be playing the protagonist lawyer suspected of murder with Malin Akerman as his ex-girlfriend, while Anthony Hopkins will play the lawyer and representative of the pharmaceutical company executive, which is characterized by Al Pacino. Lee Byung Hun’s role will be an assassin and hitman in the directorial debut of Shintaro Shimosawa (Grudge) Beyond Deceit, though further details were not yet revealed.
Should everyone confirm their roles and participation in the film, filming will begin in New Orleans in March.
Currently, Lee Byung Hun is staying in the United States with his wife Lee Min Jung, who is currently pregnant, as the couple are waiting their child’s birth in April. The actor was recently revealed to have held a surprise baby shower for his wife as well.
Meanwhile, the actor has several films making its premiere soon, including the fifth installment in the Terminator series Terminator Genisys as the villain T-1000. The blackmail court case against Dahee and Lee Ji Yeon also reached its verdict in January, sentencing the two to jail for a year to which Lee Byung Hun has recently filed a request for pardon on their behalf.