The presentation of Max, the new streaming platform of Warner, has been accompanied by countless news about upcoming HBO projects. One of the most striking is the trailer of ‘The Sympathizer’a miniseries in which Robert Downey Jr., who this year will also be seen in the highly anticipated ‘Oppenheimer’, will show his most chameleon-like vein, as he gives life to four different characters.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel written by Viet Thanh Nguyen, ‘The Sympathizer’ transports us to Saigon in 1975, where an army general intends to flee the country along with several compatriots to start a new life in the United States. What he doesn’t know is that one of them is reporting everything that happens to the Vietcong and the story revolves around that person.
Hoa Xuande, who we could see in the live-action version of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ heads a cast that, in addition to Downey Jr., also includes Sandra Oh, Fred Nguyen Khan, Toan Le, Vy Le, Alan Trong, Vy Le and Ky Duyen . Also note the fact that Park Chan Wook (‘La doncella’) is going to direct several episodes and also works as co-showrunner with Don McKellar.
It is also worth noting that ‘The Sympathizer’ will not only have the HBO label, since it also participates A24, probably the most reputable producer that currently exists in Hollywood. Very recently we have his last and sensational contribution to the small screen that makes it clear that we can expect a lot from this miniseries.
The bad news is that we still don’t have a release date for ‘The Sympathizer’. Well, that’s not entirely true, because we do know that It won’t be available until 2024.
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