The cast has been confirmed for the newest project from award-winning writer-director Kim Sung-hoon of the gritty crime thriller A Hard Day. His new film, called Tunnel, is kind of self-explanatory once you hear the plot: A man gets trapped inside a tunnel when it caves in on him, and the movie is about the tense, emotional rescue effort.
Chungmuro’s go-to leading man Ha Jung-woo (Assassination) has signed on to play the man trapped inside the tunnel. He’s an ordinary father and husband, a car salesman who picks up a birthday cake for his daughter on his way home and then gets involved in a sudden accident that leaves him trapped alone in a tunnel that closes in on him. The only thing connecting him to the outside world is his cell phone.
Bae Doo-na (Jupiter Ascending) will play his wife, who can only stand outside the tunnel where her husband is trapped and experience everything from hope to despair as she waits and waits for him to be rescued. Ha Jung-woo’s Assassination co-star Oh Dal-soo is playing the captain of the rescue team who fights to the death to save him. He ends up being the only person who can communicate with Ha Jung-woo, helping him withstand the fear and loneliness of being trapped, and acting as his lifeline and source of hope.
It’s an obvious story, but from this writer-director and cast, it should be a tense, gripping human drama that really showcases the actors. I mean, The Terror Live pretty much took place all in one room, and that was tense as hell. Besides, when you put Ha Jung-woo in danger, you’ve pretty much already made people care.
Tunnel has begun filming for a release in 2016.
Via Xports News
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