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Lee Seon-kyun takes action film To the Grave
by | July 4, 2013 | 22 Comments

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 in a fierce face-off following an accident. One man tries to cover up his hit and run that kills an innocent victim, but finds his attempts blocked by a mysterious antagonist.

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 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


22 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. xiaoSxin

    Yay for new movie for Lee Seon Kyun!

  2. Waiting

    I really like Lee Seon Kyun and am really looking forward to him in such a diverse role. 🙂

  3. RockPaperScissors

    The man with the velvet voice is back, and mighty smexy looking, too, with that faint ‘stache. Makes him look less baby faced.

    Did not care for his character in “Golden Time” as I could never connect with him playing a doctor lacking confidence. I would however listen to him read the phone book – or sing it, even better!

  4. Danna

    I love Lee Seon Kyun, but I’m glad to see Jo Jin Woong who always shines in the minor roles I see him get a more interesting character

  5. pabo ceo reom

    Why do I have this villainous urge to abuse the new “Report this comment” feature?!? *taps fingers impatiently*

    • 5.1 pabo ceo reom

      Oh wait.. I also love Lee Seon-kyun! Got distracted there… Happy Fourth of July Amurrican beanies! 😀

      • 5.1.1 Noelle

        Happy 4th!!!

      • 5.1.2 Ivoire

        Happy 4th, pabo ceo reom! *Starts to sing… pabo ceo reom… :-)*

        • pabo ceo reom

          See?! I almost clicked report this comment instead of reply. I have a feeling this won’t be the last time I do that…

          sing, sing away 😀

          • Gaeina Lee

            Uhuhu, you’re not alone dear.. I almost do that to earlier.

            Am wondering what will happen if we accidentally click that 1 instead of reply… *Hmmm*

  6. Claudine

    I love Lee Seon Kyun to bits and pieces and I’d really love to see him take a break from filming, but I won’t be an ungrateful biatch. The film sounds good and I have no doubt both he and Jo Jin Woong would deliver.

    Also, I still can’t believe Jo Jin Woong is the lovable Brutus Lee from Sons of Sol Pharmacy House. He is such a talent!

    • 6.1 risa

      Just the mention of Brutus makes my heart swell– how I loved that character! I can just picture him laying his head on Haraboji’s shoulder. JJW did such a great job in that role.

      My ears have been missing LSK. Thanks to this post and the earlier post referencing the Hong Sisters and Gong Hyo Jin, I couldn’t resist going back and rewatching the Best Pasta mashup 😀 (

  7. Noelle

    I miss him!

  8. Sajen

    I had heard he was going to retire, I guess I was wrong, couldn’t be happier to be wrong.

  9. Malory

    I have been waiting for news about him since forever. Glad he is back!!

  10. 10 DarknessEyes

    I read this as:
    “Lee Seon-kyun takes AN action film To the Grave” and was like, Someone died?!?!?!?!?!

    glad thats not the case lol

  11. 11 Langit13iru

    UNF Lee Seon Kyun. Need his more in the drama though. Wait so JJW is the Brutus in the Sol Pharmacy. My brain can’t compute this. Furthermore he also the adorable bodyguard in Tree Deep Root and he looks lighter than the previous drama. I love his bromance with the king.

  12. 12 mary

    Hey, it’s Joseon’s Best Swordsman! (Legally speaking. Coz there are loads more badasses in TWDR.)

    Aside: I wonder what Report this comment feature is for? Beanies have always been (relatively) nice.

    That or JB and the gang have always been tirelessly policing the comments section so we don’t get to see the evil-er comments. In which case, thank you, ladies! You are awesome. As always. 😀

  13. 13 Gaeina Lee

    But, ugh, movie? When will it release and ready for International audience?

  14. 14 hjkomo

    Well, he was starring in a play alongside his wife…
    Smexy as ever. 😉

  15. 15 Ciara

    I support this 100%!
    But then again I support everything Lee Seon Gyun does, so….! 😀

  16. 16 ChanChan

    I don’t know what this man does to my heart !
    I just feel shy looking at him in a photo :3 but god i love him ..

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