Jake Gyllenhaal & Tilda Swinton are unrecognisable in Okja cast photos

Ryan Leston
UK Movies Writer
Check out the cast of Okja – Credit: Netflix

‘Okja’ has put its cast through quite a transformation…

Appearing in a trio of new set images, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton and Ahn Seo-hyun star in ‘Okja’ – the upcoming South Korean-American action-adventure flick from ‘Snowpiercer’ director, Bong Joon-ho.

But you might not recognise them.

At least, not at first…

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These impressive new images showcase give us our first glimpse at ‘Okja’.. although sadly, we still haven’t laid eyes on the titular gigantic animal just yet.

But here’s what we’ve seen so far:

Ahn Seo-hyun as Mija – Credit: Netflix

Ahn Seo-hyun stars as Mija – caretaker and companion to a massive creature named Okja, who has lived in peace in the mountains of South Korea for the past ten years.

And there are some folks who won’t leave them be…

Jake Gyllenhaal as Dr. Johnny Wilcox – Credit: Netflix

Jake Gyllenhall stars as Dr Johnny Wilcox – a zoologist, TV personality and the face of the Mirando Corporation, who clear wants to use Okja for their own ends.

Tilda Swinton as CEO Lucy Mirando – Credit: Netflix

Tilda Swinton stars as Lucy Mirando – CEO of Mirando Corporation, who has big plans for Okja which just happen to line up with a corporate rebranding of her company.

Clearly, there’s a lot more going on than meets the eye…

Here’s the official synopsis:

“For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (An Seo Hyun) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja – a massive animal and an even bigger friend – at her home in the mountains of South Korea.”

“But that changes when the family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton) has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend. With no particular plan but single-minded in intent, Mija sets out on a rescue mission.”

‘Okja’ stars An Seo-hyun, Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Steven Yeun, Lily Collins, Devon Bostick, Byun Hee-bong, and Shirley Henderson.

Bong Joon-ho directed the film based on a script he co-wrote with Jon Ronson.

‘Okja’ heads to Netflix on 28 June 2017.

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