Park Yong-ha returns to the big screen after six years away, following up his comeback in the recent drama success On Air with a film role. Prior to that, his last kdrama was 2002′s Loving You, while his last film was 2002′s Love Me Once Again (he had worked on his singing career in Japan in the intervening years).
Now he’s set to star in the film Scam [작전; the eventual English title may differ] opposite Kim Min-jung, which plans to start shooting in September and recently begun test shoots. The title refers to financial parlance, as the crime thriller revolves around a stock scam plot.
Although rumors in Chungmuro say the script is strong, production company Silk Road has kept relatively mum about the plot, casting, and other details. But given the success of Silk Road’s previous film, hit thriller The Chaser, focus has heightened on this project as well.
Park Yong-ha plays a man whose fearless trading on the stock market led him to complete ruin, who spends the next five years studying the stock charts. After becoming a day trader, he is scouted and unwittingly becomes embroiled in crime. Sounds like just the type of dark thriller to follow in The Chaser‘s footsteps, but we’ll have to see if it can fill those (rather large) shoes.
Via IS Plus
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