EXCLUSIVE: Korea’s CJ Entertainment and Fortissimo Films will be introducing Gina Kim’s English-language Final Recipe, starring Michelle Yeoh, to buyers at the European Film Market (EFM).
CJ produced and fully financed the film which is currently in post-production. Fortissimo executive produced and is handling sales in European territories while CJ handles the rest of the world. Bang Singapore and A Grand Elephant Productions co-produced with CJ.
Set in Singapore, the film stars Yeoh as the producer of a TV show that pits local chefs against each other. Henry Lau, a member of pop group Super Junior M, plays a young chef who enters the competition in an attempt to save his family’s restaurant. Chin Han (The Dark Knight, 2012) also stars.
Fortissimo’s Michael J. Werner is an executive producer on the film along with Tae-sung Jeong, Mike Suh, Jonathan Kim, Keiko Bang and Yeoh. Gina Kim and Steven Nam produced and Yeonu Choi is credited as co-producer.
Kim previously directed romantic drama Never Forever, starring Vera Farmiga, and documentary Faces Of Seoul, which had its world premiere at the 66th Venice film festival.