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Lee Sung-min joins Kim Soo-hyun for action-noir Real

Ah, finally an update on that movie Real, which first courted Kim Soo-hyun to play a man with multiple personalities (he has confirmed) and now adds Lee Sung-min (Hwajung) to join him.

The only description earlier reports had given us was the detail about multiple personalities, but now we have more information about its plot and genre; interestingly, there’s no mention of multiple personalities this time. Not that I mind—that was always a trend I was looking forward to seeing end. Real will be an action noir that centers around a “fixer” who takes care of all sorts of jobs in the “black world” of a glamorous metropolis, and the story kicks off when he’s approached by a reporter.

Kim Soo-hyun plays a merciless fixer who’s blinded by his own ambition for success, with the goal of constructing a casino hotel and ruling the city. It doesn’t explicitly say that the fixing he does is unsavory activity, but reading between the lines seems to suggest that; he’s coldly efficient at the job and cleanly gets rid of “problems.” Are those problems people? Lee Sung-min plays a character who’s burdened by a secret, which is terribly vague but I suppose better than nothing. Whether as friends or foes, this could be quite a match-up, with two such wonderfully expressive and versatile actors together in a gritty noir.

There’s a female role available, with the announcement coming early on that the role would be cast via open audition. Perhaps that’s because it’s not a relatively large role and they’re willing to take a risk on new talent, but there’s also mention of the part requiring a fair amount of nudity, which could limit their casting options. One name has emerged as a potential candidate, though I’d take it with a grain of salt since I’ve only seen one outlet reporting on it; the actress named is Seo Eun-ah, a relative newcomer whose credits include T.O.P’s Commitment and melo-romance Act (for which did have nude scenes).

Real had initially intended to begin filming in October, but pushed back shoot dates while investments were being worked out. Directing is Lee Jung-sub of rom-com movie Romantic Island and the thriller Rainbow Eyes. Part of the buzz about the project comes from rumors that this would be Kim Soo-hyun’s last project before entering his military service (they grow up so fast!), but his reps have countered by saying that he is, for now, just focusing on the project in front of him and doesn’t have a firm date for his enlistment.

Via Joins, Chosun

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Lee Sung-min you deserve every bit of attention you are getting <3.

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Agree.

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+1 I completely agree he is a great actor and he deserved the break he is getting

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He freaking stole Miss Korea from the leads and had me crushing on him as a loveable thug with a heart of gold. And Misaeng... wow.

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LSM is such a great actor that I will watch all of his work

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This sounds awesome.

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Yay! Two of my favorite actors!!!

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I always found it funny how Kdramas freak out about kiss scenes having too much lip movement and rarely show bed-scenes on the main 3 channels while Kmovies are like "Who gives a care? Nudity for all!"

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The 3 main channels are public channels that anyone from a child to an old person can watch. I think they are being responsible and that's a good thing.

A child will not be admitted to a R-rated movie with nudity etc. Nudity is not for all.

Which planet are you from by the way?

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I think the "Nudity for all" is referring for everybody, the movie watchers is a joke, why do you have to be so rude?

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I didn't take it as a joke :p. Apologies to Rini.

It's great to watch a show together with my brother on a Korean channel because it's family friendly.

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+1 XD I completely agree whenever I watch a K-movie especially if it is grim I am careful who is around when I watch it, because sometimes those scenes are so unexpected. I even research before watching it so that I am not taken by surprise. I guess that they are different because the Big 3 are mainly public broadcasts meaning children can find the shows while flipping through the channels and movies well you have to actually buy them or purchase a movie ticket to enter.

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Potential smash in the making.

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LSM and KSM in a gritty action noir?? I can already imagine all the awesomeness, gimme nowww!! Really excited with the casting of the movie; I'm pretty sure they were auditioning for two female roles. I don't quite care who they cast as long as they can do the job right. The opportunity of acting with these two should be given to someone extremely worthy tbvh.

Also, I don't think Kim Soo-hyun would leave without doing a last drama simply because his fans in China (and SK) would probably want that. With Yoo Ah-in (an 86'er) still doing a 50 ep sageuk, he has lots of time left for one more. At least that's what I have my fingers crossed for.

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LSM with KSH would be amazing!!

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2016 promises great noir film with Real & Master so far.
everyone are now anxious for the coveted actress. Working with these 2 proven actors is precious.
storywise, it's interesting for me to keep my eyes open.

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I'm sad this is a movie and not a drama.

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