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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2015 Blue Dragon Awards
by | November 26, 2015 | 82 Comments
The Blue Dragon Film Awards are one of the biggest awards ceremonies of the year in Korean film, but this time the red carpet seemed more star-studded than usual, perhaps because it’s such a direct contrast to the Daejong Film Awards, which were held last week amidst great controversy. Already the day before the Blue... More »

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Ha Jung-woo, Bae Doo-na headline new thriller Tunnel
by | November 24, 2015 | 25 Comments
The cast has been confirmed for the newest project from award-winning writer-director Kim Sung-hoon of the gritty crime thriller A Hard Day. His new film, called Tunnel, is kind of self-explanatory once you hear the plot: A man gets trapped inside a tunnel when it caves in on him, and the movie is about the... More »

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52nd Daejong Film Awards
by | November 20, 2015 | 114 Comments
Oh man, you guuuuuuys, grab your popcorn and settle in, because this year’s 52nd Daejong (Grand Bell) Film Awards were an unmitigated hot mess, and it is so entertaining. The ceremony for Korea’s longest-running film awards was held on Friday, November 20, but to get the full context for the unprecedented disaster that was the... More »

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Yoon-ah, Yoo Hae-jin to join Hyun Bin in action thriller
by | November 16, 2015 | 47 Comments
Hyun Bin’s (Fatal Encounter) new action thriller Alliance has cast his co-stars, with Yoon-ah (Prime Minister and I) confirmed to join and Yoo Hae-jin (Veteran) currently considering. I’m excited to see Hyun Bin in another intense movie and Yoo Hae-jin has a ton of entertaining projects under his belt — I have no feelings about... More »

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Sung Joon and Yeo Jin-gu courted for new film
by | November 10, 2015 | 43 Comments
Sung Joon (High Society) and Yeo Jin-gu (Orange Marmalade) are considering offers to headline a new movie titled Shadow Called Yesterday, the new project from director Lee Yu-bin of the mystery-melo-romance Shuttlecock. What is Shadow Called Yesterday about, you ask? Tags: Sung Joon, Yeo Jin-gu... More »

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Suzy transforms into Joseon-era singer in Dorihwaga (Sound of a Flower)
by | November 2, 2015 | 55 Comments
Historical film Dorihwaga (English title: The Sound of a Flower), based on a true story about a famous pansori master and the pupil who becomes the country’s first official female pansori singer, is set to premiere later this month and recently released these promo posters and stills. The promos mostly feature the two leads, Ryu... More »

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Joo-won: Growing up and shedding his boyish image
by | October 25, 2015 | 74 Comments
I always enjoy when an actor finishes up a project and has time to do the interview circuit, and Joo-won is pulling double-duty, with his drama Yong-pal recently wrapped and his upcoming movie That Man just about to release. That’s good for fans, since he recently gave a ton of interviews, and I’ve been reading... More »

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Im Soo-jung courted to join Jo In-sung in The King
by | October 23, 2015 | 19 Comments
There might be good news about this movie, and bad news about this movie, though neither side is fully confirmed. The good news: The upcoming film The King starring Jo In-sung (It’s Okay, It’s Love) might be gaining a leading lady in Im Soo-jung (Perfect Proposal). The bad news: The production house is having some... More »

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Ha Jung-woo confirms grim reaper role in fantasy movie
by | October 20, 2015 | 17 Comments
…And Kim Woo-bin does not, sadly. The two actors were both offered leading roles in the new fantasy manhwa adaptation With the Gods, but Ha Jung-woo is the only one who signed on in the end. There was also a wave of headlines that Won Bin dropped out of the project, but he was hardly... More »

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Park Shin-hye joins Jo Jung-seok, D.O. in new movie Hyung
by | October 19, 2015 | 48 Comments
The leading cast is complete and cameras are rolling for the new film Hyung (Big Brother), starring Jo Jung-seok (Oh My Ghostess) and EXO’s D.O. (It’s Okay, It’s Love) as a pair of estranged brothers. Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio) is the latest addition to the cast, and she’ll play the energizing character who helps clear the... More »

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Daejong Film Awards under fire for attendance requirement
by | October 18, 2015 | 49 Comments
The Daejong Film Awards (or Grand Bell Awards) has found itself in a spot of controversy leading up to its upcoming ceremony in November, having announced a recent change in its rules. Per the change, awards will not be given to winners who do not attend the ceremony — they will instead be given to... More »

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