Kim Woo-bin joins Lee Byung-heon, Kang Dong-won’s thriller Master
Geez, it’s like a flower boy for every generation. All we need is a teenager and some halbaes and we’ve got a whole set. Apparently the new crime action thriller Master wasn’t satisfied with just Lee Byung-heon (Inside Men) and Kang Dong-won (Black Priests) headlining, because now Kim Woo-bin (Twenty) has signed on to join them. All three actors have been confirmed for the project, and character descriptions have been released for their roles.
The new crime movie comes from director Jo Eui-seok of the successful thriller Cold Eyes, and tells the story of a grand-scale con perpetrated by a ring of white-collar criminals, and the police intelligence division that’s hunting them down. It’s basically a big chase caper, and we can probably expect a large ensemble cast to fill both sides of the cops-and-robbers divide.
Lee Byung-heon stars as a notorious conman, the president of an organization called One Network. He’s a meticulous planner who’s amazingly skilled at talking his way out of anything and he’ll mastermind this massive con, whatever it is. Kim Woo-bin has been cast as his right-hand man, the brains of the team. He’s naturally gifted and One Network is his brainchild, so I’m thinking he’s probably a hacker of some sort? As the cops close in on them, Kim Woo-bin will be caught in the middle between both sides, leading to a tense game of double-triple-crossing and conning the conman.
And Kang Dong-won, oddly enough, is playing the cop. That’s… so weird. I’ve never seen him play a cop ever! This will actually be his first role as a lawman, though I wonder if he’s still the bad guy anyway, if the criminals are our protagonists. ‘Cause then we’re looking at another Kundo: Age of the Rampant situation, where he’s the authority figure chasing the merry band of bandits. Anyway, his detective team leader character is charismatic and intelligent, and plans his investigations to perfection. Looks like both cop and conman will meet his match.
Master starts shooting in 2016.
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