Son Ye Jin and Lee Sun Gyun are preparing to make their Hollywood debut in new movie Cross, starring Sam Worthington and directed by Andrew Niccol.
According to an exclusive report from Star News, Son Ye Jin will star in Cross opposite Sam Worthington, who is known for his roles in Avatar as Jake Sully and Clash of the Titans as Perseus. Avid FPS video gamers may also recognize him as the voice of Alex Mason in the Call of Duty: Black Ops series. A second exclusive report from Star News stated that Lee Sun Gyun was also offered a role in Cross, and he is seriously considering his options.
Cross will be directed by Andrew Niccol, famous for his science-fiction movies such as In Time, Gattaca, and The Truman Show. Cross is a futuristic movie where a multiracial country gets split into two. It will tell the story of people stuck between the two nations, where one side is poor and one side is wealthy.
Son Ye Jin would play the role of Vera, a tough woman who lives near the border inside the poor nation. After her husband dies trying to escape to the wealthy side, she is alone, trying to raise her son as a single mother. Lee Sun Gyun would play the role of Gideon, the charismatic leader of the border defense team.
Currently, both Son Ye Jin and Lee Sun Gyun are positively considering the offers for roles in Cross, but neither actor has confirmed their appearance yet.
Cross has been in development for over 10 years, but Andrew Niccol became interested in incorporating Korean elements after visiting South Korea in 2019 for inspiration, as Korea is the only divided nation in the world. He personally contacted Son Ye Jin for a role in his movie. Cross is expected to begin filming in Korea in March 2021.