Park Chan-wook to adapt Fingersmith

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It has been announced that Park Chan-wook will adapt Sarah Waters’ novel, Fingersmith.

The film will follow Park Chan-wook’s Stoker, which was released in 2013 and was his debut English-language film.

Fingersmith, based in London, focuses on a young orphan brought up amongst petty thieves, whose fate is linked with another orphan who grows up in a bleak mansion nearby.

The book was adapted by the BBC in 2005 for a miniseries, but Park Chan-wook is planning to switch the setting from London to Korea under Japanese rule. The film is currently entitled Agashi, which literally translates to ‘young lady’. An English title is yet to be unveiled.

The iconic director, who brought us the likes of Oldboy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, is currently searching for two lead female actors. Shooting will begin early next year.

Watch the trailer for Park Chan-wook’s most recent work, Stoker, below.

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