Netflix has today revealed the first official trailer and artwork for the Netflix Original Film Okja, the latest work from visionary director Bong Joon Ho, which will have its world premiere at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.
With a cast including Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Byun Heebong, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, Jake Gyllenhaal, and introducing An Seo Hyun as “Mija”, Okja launches globally on Netflix on 28 June, 2017.
For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja—a massive animal and an even bigger friend—at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend.
With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission, but her already daunting journey quickly becomes more complicated when she crosses paths with disparate groups of capitalists, demonstrators and consumers, each battling to control the fate of Okja…while all Mija wants to do is bring her friend home.
Okja will premiere exclusively on Netflix on 28 June, 2017