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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Jang Dong-gun joins revenge film opposite Ryu Seung-ryong
by | August 20, 2015 | 13 Comments
Jang Dong-gun (Crying Man) is in final negotiations to star in the new revenge film Seven Years’ Night, the newest outing from director Chu Chang-min of Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King (or Masquerade). Ryu Seung-ryong (Guest) has already signed on to reunite with the Gwanghae director, which makes this a pretty snazzy two-top cast... More »

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L scores first headlining role on the big screen
by | August 18, 2015 | 55 Comments
I just wish it were a more interesting-sounding movie. Infinite’s L (Kim Myung-soo) is headed to the big screen for the first time, in a starring role in the new movie Mister Shark, about a boy who befriends a shark. Yeah, I know. It makes no sense to me either. Why couldn’t they have gone... More »

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Jo Jung-seok considers role as D.O.’s Hyung
by | August 10, 2015 | 34 Comments
I can only think of Jo Jung-seok as Chef right now, but I guess he has to go back to movies once Oh My Ghostess is over. It’s not like he can neglect his film career or Ghostess can keep going on forever, right? Sadface. But this next project sounds like an interesting one: Jo... More »

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Kim Nam-gil up for thriller opposite Seolhyun, Sol Kyung-gu
by | August 5, 2015 | 39 Comments
Kim Nam-gil (Shark) as Seolhyun’s boyfriend? That is such an odd pairing, I don’t even know what to make of it. The idol actress who recently had her first headlining role as a teen vampire in Orange Marmalade was recently cast in the new thriller film Murderer’s Guide to Memory — she’s up for the... More »

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Kim Woo-bin offered fantasy movie opposite Ha Jung-woo
by | July 31, 2015 | 17 Comments
This would be a dream pairing of leading men if it happened, though I suppose that’s just a regular day for Ha Jung-woo (Chronicle of a Blood Merchant). Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) is entertaining an offer to star in a new fantasy movie, which is currently courting Ha Jung-woo. It’s an adaptation of a manhwa series... More »

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Kang Dong-won in talks to headline fantasy movie
by | July 25, 2015 | 19 Comments
I do love Kang Don-won (Dugeun Dugeun My Life) best in fantasy/sci-fi films (okay, so I love him any which way he comes) — he just has that weird ethereal beauty that makes it so easy to believe he’s a magical creature with superhuman powers. He’s currently in talks to star in a new fantasy... More »

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Lee Jung-jae considers war movie MacArthur opposite Liam Neeson
by | July 20, 2015 | 38 Comments
When I first heard this news, I assumed that Korean war movie MacArthur would be a Hollywood production, but it’s a new domestic film from Taewon Entertainment (the production house behind the IRIS franchise), that managed to cast Liam Neeson (Taken) in the titular role as General Douglas MacArthur. The production is now courting Lee... More »

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Lee Seung-gi, Shim Eun-kyung pair up for sageuk romance
by | July 20, 2015 | 46 Comments
Shim Eun-kyung (Cantabile Tomorrow) had been mentioned previously as a possibility for headlining the movie Compatibility, and now she’s confirmed signing on and has also scored a co-star in Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded). This should make for a fun sageuk romance pairing, coming from the makers of the entertaining box-office hit Face Reader. The... More »

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Lee Jung-jae, Jung Woo-sung consider movie reunion
by | July 15, 2015 | 12 Comments
Lee Jung-jae (Big Match) and Jung Woo-sung (Madam Bbaeng-deok) in one movie? Is it called Hot vs. Hot? The real-life friends are being courted to reunite on the big screen for the first time in 16 years, since 1999’s City of the Rising Sun, when they were both 26-year-old rising stars. It would obviously be... More »

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Yoo Ah-in and Song Kang-ho’s tragic paternal strife in Sado
by | July 14, 2015 | 41 Comments
The story of Crown Prince Sado never fails to get a visceral reaction out of me, no matter how many times it’s told and retold in film and television. Granted, last year’s drama rendition of Joseon’s most tragic father-son story — SBS’s Secret Door with Lee Je-hoon and Han Seok-kyu — was a disappointment on... More »

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Ji Chang-wook and Shim Eun-kyung confirmed for action thriller Invented City
by | July 7, 2015 | 128 Comments
The cast is confirmed and cameras are rolling for the new crime action thriller movie Invented City, which stars Ji Chang-wook (Healer) as an everyman who suddenly finds himself on the run from the law when he gets framed for a murder, and Shim Eun-kyung (Cantabile Tomorrow) as the person who helps him clear his... More »