Courtroom thriller The Client releases stills, sets premiere date
Here’s some more news on The Client, the courtroom suspense movie with three big stars anchoring the three components of the taut thriller: prosecutor, defense attorney, and the client. And judging from these stills, they’re lookin’ good.
A surefire way to make sure we get the maximum conflict out of this triangle is to cast leading men capable of equal intensity and gravitas, which you get with Ha Jung-woo (The Chaser), Jang Hyuk (Midas), and Park Hee-soon (Barefoot Dream). Throw in a scene-stealing supporting star — delightfully bizarre Sung Dong-il (Chuno, My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho) — and you’ve got a must-see lineup.
Jang Hyuk is the suspect in a murder case without a body, who is represented by Ha Jung-woo. Presenting a fierce opposing case is prosecutor Park Hee-soon, which leads to intense legal clashing as both lawyers put forth vastly differing arguments. The film promises to keep audiences guessing all the way to its unpredictable verdict.
The Client is reportedly the first Korean courtroom thriller to land on movie screens, which suggests that the majority of the action will be set in the trial itself. That means the acting and psychological warfare between the two sides will provide most of the conflict, which could be pretty compelling given solid writing. A Korean-style A Few Good Men? I can dig it. Now all they need is to come up with a catchphrase on par with “You can’t handle the truth!” and they’re all set.
The Client has been set for a late September release.
Via Sports Chosun