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March 23, 2017
\'Magnificent Seven\' Star Byung-hun Lee Signs With UTA (Exclusive)
by Rebecca Sun THR
Courtesy of UTA / Byung-hun Lee
The South Korean A-lister was previously with CAA.
The Magnificent Seven star Byung-hun Lee has signed with UTA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. He was previously with CAA.
Lee has become Hollywood\'s go-to Asian actor for its big action movies. In addition to Antoine Fuqua\'s Western remake in 2016, he also appeared in Terminator Genisys, Red 2 and the G.I. Joe franchise, where he got his stateside break as Storm Shadow.
In his native South Korea, Lee\'s many starring credits include Single Rider, Master, The Age of Shadows, Inside Men, I Saw the Devil and The Good the Bad and the Weird, as well as the 2009 hit spy drama series Iris.
He continues to be represented by managers Charles Pak of Korea\'s BH Entertainment, Jenny Rawlings of Omni Artists and attorney Jeff Frankel at McKuin Frankel.
March 24, 2017
Lee Byung Hun Signs New Contract With U.S. Talent Agency UTA
Source: Soompi by R. Choi
Actor Lee Byung Hun has signed a new contract with a talent agency in the United States.
On March 24, Lee Byung Hun’s agency BH Entertainment announced that the actor has signed a contract with an agent from the Hollywood agency UTA (United Talent Agency).
The UTA houses many influential actors in Hollywood including Angelina Jolie, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Tilda Swinton, and Channing Tatum. While Lee Byung Hun was previously signed with CAA, he has now moved to UTA.
Lee Byung Hun has been active in the United States as an actor, and has previously appeared in multiple Hollywood films such as “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” “Red 2,” and “Terminator Genisys.”
Meanwhile, Lee Byung Hun is currently filming for the film “Namhansanseong Fortress.”
Actor Lee Byung-hun signs contract with major Hollywood agency
SEOUL, March 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korean actor Lee Byung-hun has recently signed up with a major Hollywood star agency that also manages Angelina Jolie, his local agency said Friday.
\"Lee has received many offers from large American talent agencies. After much thought, he recently inked a contract with the United Talent Agency,\" an official at BH Entertainment told Yonhap News Agency. \"He is presently considering resuming activities in the United States after receiving offers to appear in several Hollywood films.\"
He previously belonged to Creative Artist Agency, a smaller talent agency in the U.S.
The 46-year-old actor debuted in Hollywood with \"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra\" in 2009. He has since appeared in \"G.I. Joe 2\" (2013), \"Red 2\" (2013), \"Terminator Genisys\" (2015) and \"The Magnificent Seven\" (2016).
He is currently filming a historical Korean film titled \"Namhansanseong\" in his home country for release within this year.
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