Chungmuro/Film News

Casting news, red carpet coverage, film festivals, award shows, promotional teasers and stills, and production updates on Korean cinema.

Chungmuro is a district in Seoul that came to be known as the original center of the South Korean film industry (think: Korean Hollywood). Though many studios moved away from Chungmuro, it is still known as home to artists and film culture.
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Yoo In-young joins Cheese in the Trap movie as Baek In-ha
by | February 17, 2017 | 64 Comments
My first thought upon hearing this casting news was that Yoo In-young (Mask, Goodbye Mr. Black) would be able to pull off a pretty spot-on Baek In-ha in the movie remake of Cheese in the Trap. And then my next thought was, Hmm, this version is skewing kinda old… Here are the ages of the... More »

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Cheese in the Trap movie courts Park Ki-woong to play Baek In-ho
by | February 1, 2017 | 116 Comments
Ahh, this is a promising development: Park Ki-woong (Monster, Gaksital) is currently considering the Baek In-ho role in the Cheese in the Trap remake movie. After the tvN drama series fizzled out amid controversy and disgruntlement last year, I’ve been trying to keep hopes low and wariness on high about this movie version, but then... More »

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Powerhouse Chungmuro cast for period film 1987
by | February 1, 2017 | 52 Comments
Kim Yoon-seok, Kang Dong-won, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo Upcoming movie 1987 is making headlines with its star-studded cast. So far, it’s been revealed that heavyweight Chungmuro veterans Kim Yoon-seok (Will You Be There) and Ha Jung-woo (Tunnel) are in final negotiations to star. The never-aging Kang Dong-won (Master) has also received an offer to make... More »

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Lawyer Jung Woo defends prisoner Kang Haneul in Retrial
by | January 30, 2017 | 22 Comments
We’ll be seeing Youth Over Flowers bros Jung Woo (Himalayas) and Kang Haneul (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) reunite soon, since their new movie Retrial is being released in just a few weeks. Jung Woo plays an unemployed lawyer whose back is against the wall, while Kang Haneul plays a jaded prisoner whose faith in... More »

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Park Bo-gum up for movie role as a clone of an immortality seeker
by | January 6, 2017 | 64 Comments
Actor Park Bo-gum (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) is considering upcoming big-budget fantasy movie Seo Bok for his next project. The movie is based on the legend of a royal magician, the titular Seo Bok, who was given the task by a Qin emperor to sail the world in search of the elixir of immortality. However,... More »

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Ji Chang-wook is playing no games to clear his name in Fabricated City
by | January 4, 2017 | 43 Comments
If you already miss seeing Ji Chang-wook (The K2) kicking proverbial butts on your screens, then you’re in luck because his upcoming action flick Fabricated City appears to be jampacked with action, drama, and humor, all of which he’s fully capable of delivering. Fabricated City is writer/director Park Kwang-hyun’s first feature film in eleven years... More »

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Hot ajusshi cast of druglords for crime thriller Onward
by | December 28, 2016 | 30 Comments
Jo Jin-woong, Ryu Joon-yeol, Kim Joo-hyuk, Cha Seung-won The aje fatale (aka ajusshi fatale) is in full force for upcoming crime thriller Onward. Early on, Jo Jin-woong (Entourage) was courted to play the main lead as an undercover police officer. Next, Cha Seung-won (Gosanja: Map of the World) was offered the opposing role, of the... More »

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Kang Dong-won, Han Hyo-joo sign on for manhunt thriller Golden Slumber
by | December 23, 2016 | 26 Comments
This’ll be quite the lineup for the new film remake of Golden Slumber, a thriller based on the Isaka Kotaro novel of the same name that follows the harrowing chase of an everyman wrongfully accused of assassinating the prime minister. Kang Dong-won (Master) has signed on to headline, and Han Hyo-joo (Love, Lies) is confirmed... More »

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Han Seok-kyu considers mystery murder film Father’s War
by | December 21, 2016 | 6 Comments
Han Seok-kyu, Ryu Hyun-kyung, Im Seul-ong The star of highly rated medical drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, veteran actor Han Seok-kyu, is in talks to take the lead role in a new movie titled Father’s War. The homicide mystery film has also offered roles to Im Seul-ong (Mrs. Cop 2) and Ryu Hyun-kyung (Master–God of... More »

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An illicit student-teacher affair in Misbehavior
by | December 19, 2016 | 79 Comments
If Kim Haneul’s most recent drama On the Way to the Airport was a subdued and atmospheric depiction of adultery, then her latest film Misbehavior (Korean title: Teacher) appears to be quite the opposite, charged with the heated passion of forbidden desire and torrid jealousy. Misbehavior takes place at an all boys high school where... More »