Well Go USA Entertainment announced its partnership with Fox International Productions on the North American release of Hong-jin Na’s thriller THE WAILING (GOKSUNG), starring Hwang Jung-min (NEW WORLD), Chun Woo-hee (MOTHER), and Kwak Do-won (THE MAN FROM NOWHERE). THE WAILING (GOKSUNG) was produced by Fox International Productions and marks Hong-jin Na’s first film in six years, following the globally lauded and multiple award-winning films THE YELLOW SEA (2010) and THE CHASER (2008).
In THE WAILING (GOKSUNG), the arrival of a mysterious stranger (Chun Woo-hee) in an otherwise quiet village coincides with a rash of vicious murders, causing panic and suspicion amongst the villagers. When the daughter of investigating officer Jong-Goo (Kwak Do-won) falls under the same savage spell, he calls for a shaman (Hwang Jung-min) to assist in finding the culprit.
Well Go USA Entertainment will release THE WAILING (GOKSUNG) to North American theaters beginning May 27th. The film will premiere May 18th at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in the Out of Competition section, and Fox International Productions will release the film in its native South Korea on May 12th.