Actor Lee Jung-jae from Squid Game stars in Star Wars series and The Acolyte – Deadline

exclusive: On the eve of his potentially historic night at the Emmys, squid game star Lee Jong Jae It looks like he’s found his first major studio role after this hack in a drug more famous than the global Netflix phenomenon.

Sources tell Deadline that Lee has landed the guy in the new Disney+ game star Wars series the assistant From Lucasfilm. Amandla Steinberg has been set for another main role, with the deadline also recently breaking news That Judy Turner Smith is also joining the cast. Leslie Hedland has served as director, writer, executive producer, and show director. Hedland has been very hands-on with Lucasfilm executives including President Kathleen Kennedy in putting together a variety of A-listers, and with Steinberg, Turner-Smith and now Lee, she appears to be heading in that direction.

Details about Lee’s character are kept confidential. Lucasfilm could not be reached for comment on the cast.

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the assistant Announcing the project in December 2020, Disney+ said it’s a thrilling tale of mystery that will take viewers into a galaxy of dark secrets and emerging Dark Side forces in the final days of the High Republic era. star Wars“Helper” can refer to individuals with strength abilities who learn from a more experienced Sith Lord.

landing me the assistant It truly is a victory for Lucasfilm and Headland, as every studio and video player has been looking to go into business with squid game Breakout star. It’s been a year since the Netflix series premiered, Breaking streaming recordsAnd the Register 14 Emmy name And turn Lee and his buddies into familiar names. He and Jung Ho Yeon will be presented At the Emmys next week.

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Not only has the series turned Lee into an international star, but it has been rewarded for it on several fronts, taking every major award since its premiere, and has a chance to make history Monday at the Primetime Emmy Awards in the Leading Actor category.

after, after Signing with CAA In February, Lee wanted to finalize his first directing Chase, In which he is also participating, before the premiere of the Cannes Film Festival. This movie was recently Acquired by Magnolia Pictures.

Besides CAA, he was also represented by Artist Company.

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