Yay, the next big heist movie is shaping up rather nicely. The new caper flick The Professionals has been courting Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) and Lee Hyun-woo (Covertly, Grandly) to lead an ensemble of thieves, and both actors have signed on to star. I think I’m going to enjoy watching them steal things. With a side of bromance, naturally.
The movie comes from the producers behind Friend 2 and director Kim Hong-sun of The Traffickers. It takes place in a harbor and tells the story of a gang of professional thieves who get hired by other criminals for various heists. Kim Woo-bin plays the safecracker who leads the team, and Lee Hyun-woo is the team’s geeeeenius hacker with a cheery personality. Jo Dal-hwan (Age of Feeling) is the wheels, and Go Chang-seok (Good Doctor) has an unspecified role, though I’m pretty sure he won’t be their grease man. Flower halbae Shin Gu (Grandpas Over Flowers) plays the safemaster, who taught Kim Woo-bin everything he knows.
Kim Young-chul (IRIS 2) will be playing the client who hires the gang to steal whatever they’re after, and Im Joo-hwan (Watch Out For Fools) has an interesting role as Kim Young-chul’s right-hand man and enforcer. His character is described as cold and brutal, and will prove to be the team’s biggest enemy. And then of course there’s the law, their other enemy, led by dogged prosecutor Jung Man-shik (also Good Doctor). I hope it’s actually a fun caper with lots and lots of thievin’ because this would be a pretty great cast to waste.
The Professionals starts shooting in March for a release later this year.
Im Joo-hwan, Shin Gu, Kim Young-chul, Go Chang-seok
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