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Director Park Chan-wook's latest film 'Thirst' is having difficulties in casting a main female character due to high sexual references

2008/01/31 Source

Director Park Chan-wook is having difficulties in finding a main female actor for his latest film "Thirst" due to high sexual references.

Director Park Chan-wook earned an international reputation from his last film, "Old Boy". An excellent actor, Song Kang-ho is already chosen as the main male character. However, many female actors declined to accept the role.

The film is already receiving enormous attention in local and international market, in which the French film distributor, "Wild Side" already bought its copyrights even before the film began shooting. As Director Park Chan-woo said, the plot is a love story of a vampire.

However, as evident from Director Park Chan-wook's previous films such as "Old Boy" and "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance", his love story wouldn't be an another Hollywood cliché love films. According to a source, the film "Thirst" is going to be one of horrific and shocking gothic film.

Despites what is known to the public, Song Kang-ho do not become a vampire from his scientific experiment failure but is someone who has a rather peculiar occupation where he meets a group of people in a secluded place. Meanwhile, he meets a married couple and falls in love with the wife. The sex scenes in the film will be as highly sexual as of those from the recent film, "Lust Caution". This is why many top female actresses are hesitating to be involved in this 'Gothic melo-film'. Even though Song Kang-ho have finished shooting "The Good, the Bad, the Weird", nothing is heard about any progressions made for the film.

A staff from the producer team said, "There are few female actresses who are highly motivated to take the role and we also consider a new face like "Wei Tang" from "Lust Caution". We are not in hurry, because this is the very first part of the preparation stage and we are open to many possibilities".

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