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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Lee Seon-kyun cast as Kim Hye-soo’s man in crime noir
by | September 14, 2015 | 14 Comments
I like that Lee Seon-kyun (A Hard Day, Miss Korea) working nonstop means that even if he’s mostly doing films, they get released one after the other with some regularity. His newest movie Angry Lawyer is due out in theaters in early October, after which he was due to start filming Love Is a Virus.... More »

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Han Ji-min, Shin Sung-rok join occupation-era blockbuster
by | September 7, 2015 | 27 Comments
Casting is back in full swing for Secret Agent, the latest action movie from director Kim Ji-woon (I Saw the Devil, The Good, the Bad, the Weird), starring Song Kang-ho (The Attorney) and Gong Yoo (The Suspect). Hm, I’m still excited about this lineup, but now I wonder how this 1930s occupation-era blockbuster will differentiate... More »

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Con Artists director courts Kim Young-kwang for legal thriller
by | August 31, 2015 | 33 Comments
Director Kim Hong-sun of the Kim Woo-bin heist movie Con Artists (or Technicians) and the thriller Traffickers is returning with a new movie called Broker, and an offer is out to Kim Young-kwang (Pinocchio) to headline. Kim is currently in the midst of shoots for his new JTBC disaster drama D-Day which premieres in September,... More »

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Yeon Woo-jin goes up against Lee Seung-gi in Compatibility
by | August 26, 2015 | 33 Comments
I like how this movie’s cast is shaping up: Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer in Love, Marriage Not Dating) is the latest addition to the upcoming fusion sageuk Compatibility, the fortune-telling royal romance starring Shim Eun-kyung (Cantabile Tomorrow) and Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded). Tags: Lee Seung-gi, Shim Eun-kyung, Yeon Woo-jin... More »

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Lee Jong-seok considers crime movie One Line
by | August 24, 2015 | 205 Comments
It looks like Lee Jong-seok (Pinocchio) might be headed back to the big screen in a long con — he’s considering an offer to headline a new crime movie called One Line, as the leader of a ring that runs an insurance scam. You could probably sell a lot of fake insurance with a pretty... More »

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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 | 20 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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