Giancarlo Esposito, Gus Fring himself, is joining Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Paul Dano in Bong Joon-Ho’s next sci-fi thriller, Okja. Joon-Ho directed the incredible breath of fresh air Snowpiecer a couple of years back, and Okja promises to be just as weird and inventive as that was.
From the Esposito news at The Hollywood Reporter:
“[Okja] centers on a young girl named Mija (Seo-Hyeon Ahn) who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend — a massive genetically manufactured pig named Okja.
Swinton (who is reuniting with the Snowpiercer director) is playing the head of the corporation (and her twin sister!) while Gyllenhaal is a zoologist. Dano is an animal activist looking to expose the corporation’s dastardly dealings. Esposito will play Swinton’s character’s right hand man.”
This has the potential to be just as nuts as Snowpiercer, which any fan of sci-fi should see. Seeing Swinton in twin roles will be great. Okja is being produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B, with Netflix planning on releasing the film.