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An “Offerings” He Can’t Refuse: Anthony Shim Sets Up Next Project for 2024 Shoot

An “Offerings” He Can’t Refuse: Anthony Shim Sets Up Next Project for 2024 Shoot

A tidbit of news that slipped under our radar late last week, Variety reports that Canadian Korean filmmaker Anthony Shim (who is coming off a solid 2022 with his sophomore feature Riceboy Sleeps) is attached to adapt and direct Offerings for the big screen. Production would be set for the fall of 2024 – so we’d be looking at a possible 2025 drop if everything falls into place. Anonymous Content’s David Levine and Chadwick Prichard (set to produce Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Jupiter) plus Anthology Studios’ Jay Choi and Soon Ho Song (Cobweb) will produce the acclaimed Korean novel written by Michael Kim (aka Kim Byung Ju). Riceboy Sleeps won the TIFF Platform prize and travelled well on the film festival circuit. Production on this new project will take place in Seoul and the United States.

This tells the story of Dae, a young Korean American investment banker who finds himself back in his native Seoul as part of an international team brought in to rescue the country from sovereign default during the 1990s Asian Financial Crisis. As he and his fellow bankers work with Korean officials to execute a sovereign bond offering, his own father is living on borrowed time in the U.S. When Dae’s closest friend, a scion of one of Korea’s biggest chaebol, asks his help in a business sale which would salvage the conglomerate but also uphold a tradition of corruption, Dae finds himself in personal crisis, and has to face the true cost of prioritizing his personal ambitions over his family’s legacy.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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