This month, Megan Fox will make her way to South Korea for principal photography on Jangsari 9.15. The film is a depiction of the Battle of Incheon during the Korean War in year 1950. Fox will play award-winning reporter Marguerite Higgins.
Higgins was a war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune from 1942 to 1963. She was the chief of the newspaper’s Tokyo bureau when the Korean War began. Higgins then traveled to South Korea for foreign correspondence.
In 1951, Higgins made history as the first woman to ever be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting due to her coverage of the Korean War. That same year, she released her first book, War in Korea: The Report Of A Woman Combat Correspondent.
Prior to the Korean War, Higgins had been acclaimed for her coverage of World War II and the Cold War, which saw her write about the Dachau concentration camp, the Nuremberg trials, and the Berlin Blockade. Later, she became chief of the New York Herald Tribune‘s Moscow bureau until the 1960s. In the final stages of her career, Higgins covered the Vietnam War. While on assignment in Vietnam she contracted leishmaniasis and returned to the United States where she succumbed to the disease in 1966 at the age of 45.
Jangsari 9.15 will be directed by Kyung-taek Kwak who is well-known in Korean cinema for his many blockbuster action flicks. Fox will star alongside South Korean superstar, Minho, and South Korean television actor, Kim Myung-min. Fox’s work on the film will make her the latest Hollywood star to crossover to Korean cinema. She follows Liam Neeson, who portrayed General Douglas MacArthur in the 2016 Korean War film, Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite.
Kwak’s Jangsari 9.15 is set to be released in 2019.