Lee Sung-min confirms lead role in crime thriller Witness
Busy, busy. But if that means more Lee Sung-min (Memory), one of my favorite ajusshis in the business, then I will be the last to complain. Following a string of Chungmuro projects, Lee Sung-min looks like he’s pretty much taking up residence there and has confirmed taking the lead role in upcoming film Witness.
The crime thriller will be about a man who leads a normal life and gets unexpectedly swept up in a homicide case when he witnesses a murder. That’s all we have on the plot, but I trust Lee Sung-min to make it a gripping watch. He’s played the everyman (Misaeng) and been in crime/thriller/action projects before (A Violent Prosecutor, Big Match, and Kundo, to name a few), so I’m expecting him to play the heck out of this character.
We can expect to see a lot of Lee Sung-min in the coming months: He is the lead in Sheriff alongside Jo Jin-woong and Kim Sung-kyun, which will release on May 3, and will have roles in Real, Maneuver, Drug King, and Baram Baram Baram. Whew. Has he somehow found a way to clone himself? Anyway, I’m kind of sad he isn’t returning to dramaland because he’s in some of my favorites (like Misaeng and The King 2 Hearts), but there’s some comfort in the fact that he seems to be in ALL of the films coming out this year.
Witness will be directed by Jo Kyu-jang, whose previous works include Mood of the Day with Yoo Yeon-seok and Moon Chae-won. The casting process is ongoing and filming is scheduled to begin in the latter half of the year, so we can expect it to release sometime in 2018.
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