'Squid Game' star Lee Jung Jae hunts down Cannes glory with directorial debut 'Hunt'

"Squid Game" star and seasoned South Korean actor Lee Jung Jae

has broken into the big league as a director with his debut film

"Hunt", which premiered at the ongoing 75th Cannes Film Festival's Midnight Screenings section.

"Hunt", an action-packed spy thriller set in the early 1980s,

revolves around two agents of the Korean Central Intelligence

Agency (KCIA) who differ drastically in their approaches

to the job of protecting the nation.

The film, written and directed by Lee, also features the star in one of the two lead roles.

The other protagonist is played by Lee's longtime friend and business partner Jung Woo-sung.