Spy action thriller Berlin scores powerhouse cast
Wow, what a threesome. Big-budget action movie Berlin has confirmed a stellar three-top cast for a game of spy versus spy… versus spy? I mean, what do you DO with three leading men in one movie? Ha Jung-woo (Hwanghae) has just joined Ryu Seung-beom (The Unjust) and Han Seok-kyu (currently headlining SBS sageuk Tree With Deep Roots) in what looks to be the power struggle of the coming year.
Berlin is a long-awaited project from director Ryu Seung-wan (The Unjust, The Fixer, Battlefield Heroes), and boasts a 10 billion won project backed by CJ E&M. It’s about a North Korean spy who’s deep undercover as a South Korean spy… and then gets burned by the North. Ouch.
It’ll all be filmed on location in Berlin, where something goes awry to send the undercover spy running for his life. Ha Jung-woo will play the Northern double agent, and Han Seok-kyu his boss (his South Korean NSA boss). Ryu Seung-beom plays the North Korean assassin sent to kill Ha Jung-woo once the North burns him. Dude, this sounds so badass.
It’ll be Han Seok-kyu’s first visit back to the spy world since the infamous 1998 spy movie Shiri. It’s hard to believe he’s managed to stay spy-free since then. Ryu Seung-beom already has a working relationship with the director, having starred in The Unjust, so there’ll be a reunion there. And Ha Jung-woo happens to currently be shooting Love Fiction with Ryu Seung-beom’s real-life girlfriend, Gong Hyo-jin, where the two play a couple in love. Um, AWKWARD.
It’s a good thing they’re playing enemies. I suppose it’ll help provide motivation for Ryu Seung-beom to want to assassinate him? I’d pay to see the behind-the-scenes of this movie more than the actual movie. After completing the female cast, the production will head to Berlin to begin filming early next year.
Via Star News
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