There’s a new movie on the docket for Lee Seon-kyun (Golden Time, All About My Wife), which answers my question of Huh, where’s he been and is he finally trying to slow down and rest a little? (Conclusion: nope.) ‘Cause for a while there it seemed like he was on a tear, going from movie to drama to movie and having multiple projects in the news at the same time.
This film is titled To the Grave and is an action-crime thriller about two men who end up on opposite sides of the law after an accident. One man tries to cover up his hit and run that kills an innocent victim, but gets entangled with the dogged cop who’s out to uncover the truth.
Lee Seon-kyun, in his first action role, will play the driver trying to keep his crime a secret, while Jo Jin-woong (Nameless Gangster, Tree With Deep Roots) has been cast as his cop foil. Should be a shake-up from Lee’s existing image, which ranges from romantic nice guy to scruffy hothead; outright criminal is a new one. (Hm, I wonder how he’d do as a straight-up villain—could make for an intriguing dissonance.)
These kind of movies live and die by the antagonistic tension between the two leads; while the two actors haven’t acted together before, both have solid chops so I’m onboard with the lineup. To the Grave has been in pre-production for seven years and supposedly boasts a taut screenplay (gotta take that with a grain of salt, inasmuch as it’s the press release calling it taut and well-written); the movie will begin filming later this year.
Via W Star News
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