Oscar-nominated director Lee Isaac Chung has partnered with Netflix. He will direct the series Beef starring Steven Yeun and Ali Wong.
Chung is best known for his film Minari (2020), which won no fewer than 6 Oscar nominations last year. The film eventually won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. This was the first nomination and first Oscar for Korean actress Yuh-Jung Youn. Now director Chung is entering his first collaboration with Netflix. He will once again team up with Minari protagonist Yeun. In addition to directing, Chung will be partly responsible for production. Netflix acquired the rights to the series through an auction earlier this year.
Much about the plot of Beef is not yet known. What we know is that it was written by Lee Sung Jin and will be about two individuals who get into a serious fight after a traffic accident. The incident swallows all their actions and thoughts.
Beef consists of 10 episodes. Shooting will begin in Los Angeles, California, at the end of January 2022, and will continue through the summer. The release date for the series has not yet been announced.
A traffic accident controls the thoughts of two individuals. Series starring Steven Yeun and Ali Wong.
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