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Lee Jung-jae is a fighter on the run for Big Match

Wait, Lee Jung-jae (The Face Reader) is going to spend a movie looking like this? You’d think they would’ve led with that information (or bait, what have you). His new movie Big Match will be hitting theaters in a few weeks, and we finally get some clues as to what on earth it’s even about. The casting stories came with the vaguest descriptions of a “live-action game” led by an evil mastermind that turns the entire city of Seoul into a game board, and as crazy as that sounds, it’s actually what happens.

The movie is probably best described as action-comedy, or at least action with a side of the ridiculous. Lee Jung-jae stars as a cheeky mixed martial arts fighter who’s a champion and a fan favorite, coached/managed by his brother Lee Sung-min (Misaeng). One day his brother suddenly disappears, and he gets arrested as the prime suspect in the case. While in holding at the police station, he gets a mysterious ransom message to do as he’s told or his brother will die, so he puts on an earpiece and a strange bracelet as instructed.

Behind the scenes, Shin Ha-kyun (Mr. Back) is the crazy evil mastermind who’s designed this sadistic game for his enjoyment. The instructions are simple: If Lee Jung-jae stops, he dies, and so does his brother. So he escapes and just… keeps… running? That’s madness! I guess it’s sort of like Speed without the bus. Or Crank without the drugs. How long can a person even run for, while fighting off hordes of henchmen no less, before he collapses from exhaustion? Is a human-sized hamster wheel out of the question?

Directing is Choi Ho of Go Go 70s, and co-starring are BoA (Anticipate Love) as a fighter, Ra Mi-ran (Witch’s Romance) as Lee Sung-min’s wife, Choi Woo-shik (Fated To Love You) as a genius hacker, and Sohn Ho-joon (Trot Lovers) as the president of Lee Jung-jae’s fan club. That’s adorable. He’ll get a chance to help out his hero in real life, and becomes a sidekick during the life-and-death game. It all sounds a bit nuts, but c’mon, who wouldn’t run to within an inch of their lives to save Lee Sung-min???

Big Match premieres in theaters November 27.

Via Chosun

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Apparently Shin Ha-kyun's evilness-o-meter is his hair.....

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And how delicately he handles that demitasse. Finger saucer and all.

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Aww Sohn Ho Joon is cute in that nerdy get-up in that shot of him in the audience. I'm excited for this movie!

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This just gets me thinking about what will happen at the premiere... Imagine if CJeS family (specifically JYJ) turns up to support Lee Jung Jae and Sohn Ho Joon (not to mention Choi Woo Shik is buddies with Yoochun) and then Boa also invites people from SM... Hmmm...

Oh and Sohn Ho Joon is good friends with Yunho...

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hahahahahaha.. I also can't wait to see the vip list for this movie premiere.

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must prepare a bucket of popcorn~~

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The movie looks fun! I can't wait to see it.

On a related note, I'm glad that BoA is starting off with smaller roles and working with these talented actors to improve her craft. Given her popularity, she could easily star in any drama she wanted, but then she would be collectively dumped on by netizens.

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i LOVEEE lee jungjae!
last saw him playing conflicted & badass in New World & now, badass, funny & looking like that... tres nice :)

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Lee Jung-jae has the natural screen presence of Liam Neeson or Burt Lancaster, but I'll also be checking this out to see BoA, of all people, playing a mixed marital arts fighter!

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Great supporting cast.. Lee Sung Min!!!

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Ohh this looks like it could be awesome fun. And hello there crazy hair!

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The premise vaguely reminds me of The Running Man by Stephen King.
Also, those tattoos on LJJ look really real :O

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All I see are abs...well, that and crazy hair. But I prefer to focus on abs.

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Lee Jung Jae can slay me with his great acting and sexy looks anytime.....

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Great cast, wacked out premise (the good kind of course), rival companies behind the cast and abs? *Pops popcorn* This'll be fun.

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They don't look related at all....but who cares, I think LJJ and LSM can't help but have adorably awesome bromance! Bring it on!

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How did BoA get casted for that role? It's so random lol

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Lee Jung-jae (The Face Reader) is going to spend a movie looking like this? You’d think they would’ve led with that information (or bait, what have you). His new movie Big Match will be hitting theaters in a few weeks, and we finally get some clues as to what on earth it’s even about. The casting stories came with the vaguest descriptions of a “live-action game” led by an evil mastermind that turns the entire city of Seoul into a game board, and as crazy as that sounds, it’s actually what happens. I like her

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