As Parasite is the talk of the town since their historic win at the Oscars this past weekend, the upcoming HBO series that’s currently in the works is slowly making moves as well.
According to reports, the role of the female lead have been given to British actress, Tilda Swinton!
This wouldn’t be the first time Tilda Swinton has worked with Director Bong Joon Ho. It isn’t her second time either! She’s previously worked on his two films, Snowpiercer and Okja. The two are well-known to be close friends who admire each others’ works, so it would make sense that Bong Joon Ho may be looking to cast her again for the highly anticipated HBO series.
She is reportedly given the role of Chung Sook (the mother/maid), and the role of Ki Taek (the father/driver) was reportedly offered to Mark Ruffalo. Mark Ruffalo didn’t confirm the offer but stated that he would be honored by the role offer.
The HBO series will be conjunctively produced with CJ Entertainment, while being directed in partnership with famous Hollywood director, Adam McKay. Although some fans are weary of having the all-Asian cast be recast with different races, CJ Entertainment’s mogul Miky Lee welcomes the diversity as he claimed the remake may include Hispanic or Filipino actors as well.
Although nothing is confirmed, BongHives are definitely excited for more updates on the upcoming series, as well as a possible re-collaboration between Bong Joon Ho and Tilda Swinton!
Stay tuned for more updates on the series!