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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Sung Joon and Yeo Jin-gu courted for new film
by | November 10, 2015 | 45 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?... 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 | 75 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 | 49 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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Lee Jun-ki goes to Hollywood with Resident Evil
by | October 16, 2015 | 139 Comments
This is unexpected, but Lee Jun-ki is heading to Hollywood in the sixth and last installment of the sci-fi action-horror franchise Resident Evil, titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Details of his role have not been released, but he did travel recently to South Africa for filming after he wrapped on his MBC vampire-romance drama... More »


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Go Kyung-pyo becomes Jang Dong-gun’s target in revenge thriller
by | October 12, 2015 | 11 Comments
Go Kyung-pyo, Song Sae-byuk The main cast is complete for the new revenge thriller Seven Years’ Night, featuring a murderous clash between two fathers, played by Jang Dong-gun (Crying Man) and Ryu Seung-ryong (Guest). The movie is the highly anticipated adaptation of the bestselling novel by Jung Yoo-jung, and the latest project from director Chu... More »


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Yoo Yeon-seok up for Joseon caper opposite Lee Seon-kyun
by | October 8, 2015 | 38 Comments
Wait, wait, I get to see Yoo Yeon-seok (Warm and Cozy) and Lee Seon-kyun (A Hard Day) on my screen at the same time? But where will I look? When Lee Seon-kyun was first announced for the manhwa adaptation King’s Case Files, about a king and his sidekick solving crimes together, I was picturing a... More »


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