Disaster film Pandora adds Kim Nam-gil, possibly Go Ara
Disaster film Pandora, which began casting a few months ago with Kim Myung-min in a leading role, is finalizing the rest of its cast with the latest news naming Kim Nam-gil (The Pirates) as a confirmed addition and Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) as a possibility.
Pandora comes from director Park Jung-woo of Deranged, another disaster movie that was a box office hit in 2012, which also starred Kim Myung-min (as well as Moon Jung-hee, who’s also back for Pandora). He’ll play a president who has to deal with leading the nation through crisis when disaster strikes a nuclear power plant, and reportedly had such loyalty to the director that he agreed to the project without reading the script. Given how hardcore Kim Myung-min is about his choices and the amount of work he puts into character analysis, that strikes me as unusual for him, but maybe he just has that much faith in the PD?
Kim Nam-gil will play a man who risks his life to save his family (so, every disaster movie hero ever). He said of the movie, “The moment I read the script, I was captivated by the character of Jae-hyuk, who felt so human. The film genre is also appealing, but I chose to do Pandora because of the message inside the movie and the emotions that you could relate to.” The role that’s currently out to Go Ara (her reps have stated that she’s only received the offer and hasn’t decided on the movie yet) is merely described as a woman Kim Nam-gil loves, but we’ve got little else to go on. Then again, it’s a disaster movie about a nuclear power plant; that’s pretty much all the plot we need to know, right?
Other cast members include Jung Jin-young (Miracle of Cell No. 7), Na Moon-hee (Miss Granny) and Kim Dae-myung (Misaeng). Pandora will wrap up its casting soon and plans to begin filming early next year.
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