Crime movie One Line: Lee Jong-seok out, Im Shi-wan in?
I guess this means that Lee Jong-seok passed on the new crime movie One Line, because now Im Shi-wan (Misaeng) is fielding offers to headline the project. Well I can certainly see what image they’re going for in casting the lead. Im is coming off of shoots from his period film Thoughts of Oppa, which just wrapped; his reps say that he’s considering the role, but it’s just one of many possible projects and nothing’s been decided.
The film comes from director Yang Kyung-mo, who won an award for his short film at the 2015 Mise-en-scene Short Film Festival and will be making his feature film debut. It’s about a group of con artists who run a large-scale insurance scam, and Im Shi-wan is being courted to play the ringleader. It’s hard to think of Im Shi-wan as a criminal mastermind, when all I see is Jang Geu-rae (in a good way, because he was so vulnerable and good in Misaeng).
But he’s already made a name for himself in Chungmuro with The Attorney, and has moved up to leading roles with Thoughts of Oppa and now this offer, so I wonder if it’ll be a good long while before he’s back in dramaland. He’s picked some great projects so far and doesn’t look like he’s going to slow down anytime soon, but it would be nice to see him back on the small screen in the coming year too.
One Line plans to finish casting and begin shooting by December, for a 2016 release.
Via TV Report
- Lee Jong-seok considers crime movie One Line
- Im Shi-wan chooses period film Thoughts of Oppa
- Im Shi-wan: “I had to take Misaeng”
- Misaeng: Episode 1
- Office grunts clock in at Misaeng’s press conference
- New drama Misaeng courts Im Shi-wan, Kang So-ra, Kang Haneul
- Triangle: Episode 1
- Song Kang-ho and Im Shi-wan in The Attorney
- Daniel Choi and BoA’s sweet romance in Anticipate Love
- Standby: An introduction
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