Netflix has released the teaser trailer for Okja, the latest film from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho. The film follows the director’s internationally-acclaimed Snowpiercer, and was co-written along with Jon Ronson — who also penned the comedy-drama, Frank.
Netflix spent $50 million on Okja which tells the story of a young girl fighting against a multi-national company that keeps them from kidnapping her best friend Okja.
Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix:
From visionary Director Bong Joon Ho, this grand global adventure follows a friendship too big to ignore. Meet Mija, a young girl who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend – a massive animal named Okja.
Following her across continents, the coming-of-age comedy drama sees Mija’s horizons expand in a way one never would want for one’s children, coming up against the harsh realities of genetically modified food experimentation, globalization, eco-terrorism, and humanity’s obsession with image, brand and self-promotion.
Check out the teaser:
The movie is set to debut on Netflix and in Korean theaters June 28. It stars Ahn Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Steven Yeun, Paul Dano, Giancarlo Esposito and Lily Collins.
Here is the full cast:
- Ahn Seo-hyun as Mija
- Tilda Swinton as Nancy Mirando
- Jake Gyllenhaal
- Paul Dano
- Steven Yeun
- Kelly Macdonald
- Lily Collins as Red
- Devon Bostick
- Byun Hee-bong
- Shirley Henderson
- Daniel Henshall
- Yoon Je-moon
- Choi Woo-shik
- Giancarlo Esposito as Frank Dawson