Seoul-based sales agent Finecut has picked up worldwide rights to $20m thriller Iris: The Movie, starring Korean heartthrob Lee Byung-hun and actress Kim Tae-hee.

Korean producer Taewon Chung is producing the project, through his production outfit Taewon Entertainment, as a feature film and TV series simultaneously. Yang Yun-ho and renowned TV director Kim Kyu-tae are co-directing both the film and TV series.

Lee plays a secret agent who is betrayed by his closest friend at his own agency. Then both men fall in love with the same woman – a profiling specialist played by Kim.

Meanwhile, Finecut has also picked up international rights to Kanikosen, a black comedy from award-winning Japanese director Sabu which stars Ryuhei Matsuda (Nightmare Detective).