New Korean ‘Okja’ Character Posters Show Us Which Cuts of Each Cast Member Are the Tastiest
Bong Joon-ho’s latest is going to hit Netflix in a few short weeks, and the buzz around it is already starting. Okja had a fantastic premiere at Cannes, despite the controversy over whether Netflix will give their films theatrical releases, and the promotion for its release is already gearing up. A new series of Korean character posters helpfully describe almost every cast member (the eponymous super pig is absent), and separates all their traits into loins, shanks, and prime cuts.
By far my favorite of these is Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays a Steve Irwin-like celebrity called Dr. Johnny Wilcox with every ounce of nutty, wheezy energy he has. There’s also Tilda Swinton as Lucy Mirando, Seo-Hyeon Ahn as protagonist Mija, and Paul Dano as the “rebel” Jay.
Here’s the official synopsis:
For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja - a massive animal and an even bigger friend - at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend.
With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.
Okja hits Netflix June 28.