Brace yourselves for a big round of yes-no-yes-no-maybe-we’re-not-sure-yet announcements, because Big Bang idol TOP is reportedly lining up a leading movie role in Tazza 2: The Hand of God, which would be the sequel to the hit 2006 film of the same name (also translated The High Rollers) which starred Jo Seung-woo. Maybe. Possibly. They’re negotiating it out.
According to TOP’s reps over at YG Entertainment, they are “considering favorably” and working out casting details with the film production team, though they haven’t made final decisions yet. A few other It Stars of the twentysomething generation have been buzzed about as contenders for the lead character role of Ham Dae-gil, such as Kim Soo-hyun and Song Joong-ki, but right now it’s all about TOP. Or is it always all about TOP? Ponders.
I will say that TOP did apparently improve his acting after his drama debut with action series IRIS, where he was… I hesitate to say this, but painful is the word that comes to mind. He looked amazing as a hired assassin, all badass and gorgeous, and then… and then he spoke, and you couldn’t undo the effect of that no matter how awesomely he looked the part. But then he went on to war film Into the Gunfire, and also filmed the action movie Alumni, the latter of which plans to release later this year. So perhaps he’s ready for Tazza 2? Maybe? Glass is half full?
Tazza 2 will be directed by the original film’s director, Kang Hyung-chul, who has filmed several more hits in the intervening years—the heartwarming comedies Speedy Scandal and Sunny, for instance. It’ll take its story from the second part of the four-part original manhwa, which is titled Hand of God.
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