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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Ryu Seung-ryong, Shim Eun-kyung to play father-daughter once again
by | August 27, 2016 | 13 Comments
Get ready for more exciting reunions! Director Yeon Sang-ho, who most recently made headlines with huge summer blockbuster Train to Busan, has started on his latest project, Psychokinesis. He’s already cast the first two main actors, Ryu Seung-ryong (Dorihwaga, Miracle in Cell No. 7) and Shim Eun-kyung (Cantabile Tomorrow), to play a father-daughter duo.... More »


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Song Kang-ho, a spy or not, in Age of Shadows
by | August 26, 2016 | 20 Comments
Espionage thriller Age of Shadows is coming out this September, starring actors Song Kang-ho (Sado) and Gong Yoo (Train to Busan). It has been the focus of much attention due to the fact that it’s the first Korean-language movie project to be financed by Warner Brothers. Age of Shadows takes place during the period of... More »


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Ryu Joon-yeol, Lee Soo-kyung join legal thriller remake Silent Witness
by | August 22, 2016 | 58 Comments
Rising stars Ryu Joon-yeol (Lucky Romance) and Lee Soo-kyung (Ho-gu’s Love) have confirmed their next film project and are set to appear in the remake of the Chinese film Silent Witness. It’ll be their second project together after Answer Me 1988 (Lee Soo-kyung played No-eul’s gangster girlfriend who got into that hair-pulling fight with Hyeri).... More »


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Han Ye-ri encounters the Worst Day ever in new romance film
by | August 21, 2016 | 36 Comments
Sentimental romance movie Worst Day (also known as The Worst Woman) is centered around a young woman who meets all her boyfriends—past, present, and yet to come—all within a twenty-four hour period. It’s the first project in seven years for director Kim Jong-kwan since Come Closer. He’s known in the film industry for his subtly... More »


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Jung Woo-sung is up to no good in Asura
by | August 19, 2016 | 7 Comments
In crime-action-thriller Asura, men who would traditionally be portrayed as the bad guys in most films will fight for survival in a dog-eat-dog world. It’s all about corruption, pushing the limits of human evil, and the dark underbelly of the law. A new trailer highlighting the different but equally cruel actions of these five morally-ambiguous... More »


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Noir movie VIP enlists Jang Dong-gun, Park Hee-soon, and Lee Jong-seok
by | August 18, 2016 | 92 Comments
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... More »


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Ha Jung-woo gets trapped in new thriller Tunnel
by | August 8, 2016 | 8 Comments
New movie Tunnel is a heart-pounding thriller about a man trapped underground, from award-winning director Kim Sung-hoon (A Hard Day). In it, Ha Jung-woo (Agasshi) stars as an ordinary company man who is driving home from work, when suddenly the tunnel he’s in collapses around him. Bae Doo-na (Jupiter Ascending) plays his wife, whose steady... More »


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Su Ae leads her team of misfits on the ice in Take Off 2
by | August 7, 2016 | 22 Comments
Just in time for the 2016 Rio Olympics, a film about South Korea’s first national women’s hockey team will be released on August 10. Featuring actresses Su Ae (Mask) and Oh Yeon-seo (Come Back, Ajusshi), Take Off 2 (or National Athlete 2) is about an eclectic group of women who band together and bond through their... More »


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Sohn Ye-jin yearns for home as the tragic last Joseon princess
by | August 5, 2016 | 44 Comments
Home is a place where the comforts of family surround you in a warm embrace. Imagine one day, that you are forcefully taken from your home, and barred from returning for thirty-seven years. That’s what happened to Joseon’s Princess Deokhye. The newly released period film Last Princess (Princess Deokhye) tells the moving semi-fictionalized biography of... More »


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Ha Jung-woo to redefine immigrant experience in Koreatown
by | August 4, 2016 | 10 Comments
It’s like seeing a beautiful rare butterfly when someone can make a successful crossover career in acting and directing, and Ha Jung-woo (Agasshi) is steadily on his way to doing just that. The acclaimed Chungmuro veteran actor made his debut as a director in 2013 with screwball comedy Rollercoaster, followed up by the period film... More »