Seoul-based sales agent Finecut has picked up worldwide rights to $20m thriller Iris: The Movie, starring Korean heartthrob Lee Byung-hun and actress Kim Tae-hee.
Korean producer Taewon Chung is producing the project, through his production outfit Taewon Entertainment, as a feature film and TV series simultaneously. Yang Yun-ho and renowned TV director Kim Kyu-tae are co-directing both the film and TV series.
Lee plays a secret agent who is betrayed by his closest friend at his own agency. Then both men fall in love with the same woman ?a profiling specialist played by Kim.
Meanwhile, Finecut has also picked up international rights to Kanikosen, a black comedy from award-winning Japanese director Sabu which stars Ryuhei Matsuda (Nightmare Detective).