Updated: Aug 3
The film is written and directed by Kim Byung-woo, who won Best New Director for the 2013 suspense-thriller The Terror Live
Two of South Korea's hottest stars have been confirmed as the lead of Netflix's next original production — a disaster sci-fi film called Great Flood.
Kim Da-mi (Our Beloved Summer) will play an artificial intelligence researcher trapped in an apartment submerged in water due to a great flood, while Park Hae-soo (Squid Game) will play a member of the Human Resources security team working to rescue her.
The film is written and directed by Kim Byung-woo, best known for taking home the "Best New Director" award at the 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards for the 2013 suspense-thriller The Terror Live.
Kim Da-mi burst into the spotlight when she bested 1,500 other applicants for the lead role in the thriller The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (2018). Her performance won her the "Best New Actress" trophies from the 39th Blue Dragon Film Awards and the 55th Daejong Film Awards. Her award-winning streak continued with her first k-drama role as the female lead in Itaewon Class (2020), and then in Our Beloved Summer (2021).
Park Hae-soo first came into the industry via musical theater. He soon gave up singing for the small screen and took on one small role for another, until his depiction of a baseball player-turned-prison detainee in Prison Playbook (2017) galvanized him as leading-man material in Korea. When he transformed into the ruthless killer Han in Time to Hunt (2020), he proved he had box office mettle as well. For both portrayals on the opposite ends of the acting spectrum, he was nominated in the Baeksangs for "Best New Actor" in both film and for television.
In 2021, he would also prove that he was meant for the world stage, as he took on the tricky role of Cho Sang-woo in Squid Game. The busy actor is in three huge Netflix shows this year: The Accidental Narco, Suriname, and as the elegant Berlin in the Korean version of Money Heist.