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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Rising film stars Ryu Joon-yeol and Kim Tae-ri up for Little Forest
by | November 19, 2016 | 106 Comments
Well-loved actor Ryu Joon-yeol (Lucky Romance) may be matching talents with this year’s Chungmuro breakout actress Kim Tae-ri (The Handmaiden) in a manga adaptation film called Little Forest. She has confirmed, while he is still reviewing the offer. Award-winning director Im Soon-rye, who has created hit movies like Informant and Waikiki Brothers, is taking the... More »


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Lee Jong-seok considers using mile-long legs to kick soccer balls in Dream
by | November 18, 2016 | 55 Comments
Lee Jong-seok (W–Two Worlds) may return to the big screen in sports film Dream, but nothing has been confirmed. Dream is the new project headed by director Lee Byung-heon (not the actor). He was the one who made the coming-of-age comedy movie Twenty, which starred Lee Jong-seok’s best buddy, Kim Woo-bin. I’m noticing a trend... More »


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Shin Ha-kyun confirms, D.O. considers murder mystery Room 7 as next project
by | October 26, 2016 | 14 Comments
Just on the heels of the trailer release for his latest film Hyung, EXO’s D.O. (I Remember You) is in the news again for a potential upcoming project. He has received an offer to star in a movie called Room 7. Actor Shin Ha-kyun (Pied Piper) has already confirmed his part as the lead.... More »


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Lee Je-hoon to fight for Korean independence in Lee Jun-ik’s next film
by | October 25, 2016 | 24 Comments
Lee Je-hoon (Phantom Detective, Signal) has been cast in Park Yeol, the twelfth and latest film by acclaimed filmmaker Lee Jun-ik, who has an impressive filmography that includes award-winning Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet, Sado, and The King and the Clown, among other notable works. Lee Je-hoon will take on the titular role of... More »


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Kang Dong-won shows his inner child in Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned
by | October 24, 2016 | 40 Comments
Kang Dong-won (A Violent Prosecutor) playing a child trapped in a grown-up’s body? I’m in. The upcoming fantasy melo film Hidden Time (also known as Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned) starring Kang Dong-won and child actress Shin Eun-soo is to premiere in Korea this coming November. From the synopsis, it looks like a cross... More »


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Jo Jung-seok and D.O. have headbutt contest for sibling comedy Hyung
by | October 19, 2016 | 54 Comments
Jo Jung-seok (Jealousy Incarnate) is set to display his skeevy side in upcoming movie Hyung, where he plays a small-time con artist incarcerated for the tenth offense on his criminal record. He’s the older bro to EXO’s D.O. (Unforgettable, I Remember You), who was once a star national judo athlete. The movie tells the story... More »


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Kim Yoo-jung and Cha Tae-hyun play cupid in Because I Love You
by | October 18, 2016 | 20 Comments
Trendy hit youth sageuk Moonlight Drawn By Clouds may be drawing to a close, but never fear, because adorable actress Kim Yoo-jung is coming back. This time, she’ll be on the big screen in healing comedy Because I Love You with Cha Tae-hyun (Slow Video) as her partner in matchmaking mischief. The film is about... More »


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Shin Ha-kyun and Sung Joon join assassin Kim Ok-bin in new action film
by | October 12, 2016 | 18 Comments
Originally titled Seven Secrets, the new action-thriller film Evil Woman, described as a La Femme Nikita-esque tale about a female assassin, has secured Kim Ok-bin (Yoo-na’s Street) as its lead. The director has also changed from Hong Ki-seon to Jung Byung-gil, who created the award-winning 2012 suspense movie Confession of Murder. Similarly, this upcoming film... More »


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Black and white dreams with Han Ye-ri in Chunmong
by | October 11, 2016 | 20 Comments
The 21st Busan International Film Festival kicked off with director Zhang Lu’s latest project, Chunmong (also known as A Quiet Dream), starring rising actress Han Ye-ri (Worst Day, Age of Youth). Filmed in all black and white, the movie retains a dream-like quality while conveying a heartwarming message. With Chunmong, Zhang Lu examines the meaning... More »
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2016 Buil Film Awards
by | October 7, 2016 | 23 Comments
The Buil Film Awards were held on October 7, 2016 at the Bexco Auditorium in Busan, as part of the Busan International Film Festival. The awards are usually the second event of the festival following the opening red carpet the day before, and the awards are industry-wide for domestic Korean films, not festival-specific awards for... More »