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Korean cinematographer joins Hollywood film, “Last Night in Soho”
  • November 12, 2021 | Other

Korean cinematographer joins Hollywood film, “Last Night in Soho”

Updated : 2021-11-07 16:16


By Kwak Yeon-soo

Cinematographer Chung Chung-hoon, a longtime collaborator of Park Chan-wook who worked on "Oldboy" (2003) and "The Handmaiden" (2016), has partnered with director Edgar Wright for the time-travel murder mystery thriller, "Last Night in Soho."

"Last Night in Soho" follows young fashion student Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie), who after moving to London, is able to enter the 1960s in her dream, where she witnesses the murder of Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy), an aspiring professional singer.

Wright, the writer-director behind "Baby Driver" (2017), said that he proposed working with Chung after watching "The Handmaiden."

"I was curious about how Chung would capture 1960s London and thought it would be interesting to tell stories from his perspective behind the lens," he said.

"Chung was amazing. He is not only one of the world's most gifted cinematographers, but also a fun person to have on set. Everyone loved him," he said.

Chung has been working in Hollywood since 2013 after collaborating with Park on the director's English-language debut, "Stoker," starring Nicole Kidman.

He was the cinematographer on the modern horror masterpiece, "It: Chapter I" (2017), action thriller "Hotel Artemis" (2018) and the upcoming adaptation of "Uncharted."

"Last Night in Soho" will hit local theaters, Dec. 1.