Noir movie VIP enlists Jang Dong-gun, Park Hee-soon, and Lee Jong-seok
A-list heavyweights Jang Dong-gun (A Gentleman’s Dignity) and Park Hee-soon (Missing Noir M), and Hallyu star Lee Jong-seok (W–Two Worlds) are in talks to share the screen in director Park Hoon-jung’s much buzzed-about film VIP alongside the “God of Acting,” aka Kim Myung-min (Six Flying Dragons), who was previously considering the project and has since confirmed.
VIP is an espionage noir thriller about the son of a high-ranking North Korean official who commits a murder in South Korea, thus inciting a heart-stopping chase involving North and South Korean police and INTERPOL. Director Park’s last film was the twisty and gripping gangster noir flick A New World, which quickly cemented his status as a skilled noir filmmaker.
Director Park reportedly had Jang Dong-gun in mind for a while and met with him in person to persuade him to appear in VIP. And it seems the persistence is paying off with Jang now undergoing final negotiations to join after wrapping up filming on a Chinese drama. Audience expectations are gradually increasing for Jang, whose latest string of films has yet to match the smash success of 2004’s war epic, Tae Guk Ki: The Brotherhood of War. VIP may be the film that turns the tide for him.
Cameras are set to start rolling for VIP in October of this year.
Via My Daily