Don Lee to star in American adaptation of Korean drama sleuth ‘Trap’ – Deadline

Korean-American action star Don Lee and production partner Chris Lee team up with Starlings Television to develop The club, a drama series based on the popular Korean format Trap. Writer Jack LoGiudice (Sons of anarchy, Narcos) was selected as writer-showrunner.

the Train to Busan actor, who will then be seen in Marvel’s Eternals, is about to play in The club, a rare American adaptation of a Korean format to feature a Korean lead.

Known in Asia by his Korean name Ma Dong-Seok, Lee will play a veteran detective investigating a mysterious group of hunters who attacked a famous news anchor and his family while on a camping trip. The detective, who lost his own son, finds himself mired in a twisted mystery orchestrated by an elite and a powerful group with disturbing appetites. He will slowly learn that nothing is as it seems and that there are killers hiding in plain sight.

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Sterling television President Chris Philips and Karine Martin, CEO of Starlings Entertainment, are the executive producers.

The club will deliver a premium drama series to US and global audiences featuring one of the hottest stars of this year’s most anticipated superhero films, ” Philips said. “The Korean drama is delightfully shocking and our team will make sure this adaptation brings authenticity.”

Eccho Rights distributes the CJ ENM-owned format of the original seven-hour episodes of Trap, produced by Film Monster for the Korean OCN in 2019.

“As more and more people are fascinated by Korean stories, we are proud that one of our original drama IP addresses is being developed in the United States. market, ”said Jangho Seo, senior vice president of content operations at CJ ENM.

reon Lee is covered by Gersh, Chris Lee of B&C Content and Stuart Rosenthal of Goodman, Genow, Schenkman. Jack LoGiudice is also replaced by Gersh.

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