Hwang Jung-min and Kang Dong-won team up in revenge thriller
Well you know I’m always a happy camper when there’s no end in sight to Kang Dong-won’s steady stream of projects. He’s had a pretty strong showing on the big screen this past year with the melodrama Dugeun Dugeun My Heart and the historical action film Kundo: Age of the Rampant, and now he’s in talks to start off 2015 alongside Hwang Jung-min (When a Man Loves) in his new revenge thriller Untold Story of a Prosecutor.
This will be the first time the two actors work together, but they’re each reuniting with the production houses behind their movies Kundo and New World, who are co-producing the new project together. Directing is Lee Il-hyung, who’s been working under director Yoon Jong-bin (Kundo, Nameless Gangster) since Beastie Boys.
The movie is about a prosecutor with a proclivity for violence, who gets framed for murder and gets sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. While in jail, he plans out his revenge mission, and finds the most talented criminals in the ward to help him out. How funny that a prosecutor would turn a potential death trap into a recruitment pool for co-conspirators.
Hwang Jung-min has already signed on to headline as the prosecutor, while Kang Dong-won is being courted to play a brilliant con artist and schemer. The movie will be about the prosecutor’s ragtag team of ex-cons enacting a revenge plan against the organization that framed him. It sounds a little bit like Bad Guys mixed with a heist movie, but naturally we’ll have to wait to see how dark-and-revengey or slick-and-smart the execution swings. If it’s anything like Kundo, we can expect a fun ensemble film in the making.
Hwang Jung-min is currently shooting his Mt. Everest expedition movie Himalaya with Jung Woo, and Untold Story of a Prosecutor plans to enter production in the new year.
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