American Hustle & Boardwalk Empire Actors Tapped For Fashion Film
Luxury menswear label Ermenegildo Zegna has expanded into film as part of a project with Korean director Park Chan-Wook.
The collaborative movie, titled A Rose Reborn, will feature three episodes plus a finale when released online throughout September and October via the Italian brand’s website.
Ermenegildo Zegna’s head of design, Stefano Pilati, work alongside the director on the serial feature, calling in Ayako Fujitani and Chung Chung-hoon to assist with script writing.
The international cast includes Chinese-American actor Daniel Wu and British star Jack Huston, best known for roles in 2013 film American Hustle and the Martin Scorsese television series, Boardwalk Empire.
Throughout their roles, both Wu and Huston will both be dressed in complete Zegna looks.
According to a synopsis released by the label, the episodes will look at the “the new generation of leaders who hope for a better world by looking at the world around them and ultimately at themselves”.
Chan-Wook’s showreel currently includes thrillers Oldboy and Lady Vengeance, both famous for their dark and violent subject matter. A Rose Reborn will mark the director’s first move into the fashion world.
The project is currently in post-production, with a trailer expected on 9th September, with the finale scheduled during the closing event of Shanghai Fashion Week on 22nd October.