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Giancarlo Esposito to join Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal in Okja

06.16.2016

Giancarlo Esposito Okja

Bong Joon-ho, director of SNOWPIERCER, has been busy putting together the cast of his latest film and, much like SNOWPIERCER, it's an interesting and talented bunch. THR reports that Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) is in final negotiations to join OKJA as the latest member of its cast.

The film centers on a young girl named Mija (Sea-Hyeon Ahn) who "risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend — a massive, genetically manufactured pig named Okja." Esposito will fill the role of the right-hand man to the head of that powerful company, who will be played by Tilda Swinton (also playing her own twin sister.) Also part of the cast of OKJA will be Jake Gyllenhaal as a zoologist, Paul Dano as an animal activist looking to expose the corporation, Lily Collins as an anarchist, and Steven Yeun. Production on OKJA kicked off in April in South Korea and will later move to both the U.S. and Canada. There's no firm date on when OKJA will premiere, but it will be on Netflix sometime in 2017.

Source: THR

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