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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Kang Dong-won as delivery boy on the run in remake of Japanese film
by | September 29, 2016 | 22 Comments
Fast becoming one of the most prolific actors of his generation, Kang Dong-won (Violent Prosecutor) is considering adding yet another film to his busy schedule. This time, he’s up to be the main lead in Golden Slumber, a mystery-thriller Korean remake of a Japanese movie by the same name. It’ll be his seventh time working... More »

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Shim Eun-kyung becomes King of Walking in new film
by | September 16, 2016 | 21 Comments
Lovable actress Shim Eun-kyung (Cantabile Tomorrow, Seoul Station) is returning to the big screen with King of Walking. This coming-of-age film features Shim as Man-bok, an ordinary high school student with a bright personality but without any dreams or career aspirations.... More »

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Cha Seung-won’s Gosanja opens in second place at box office
by | September 15, 2016 | 35 Comments
Last weekend at the box office, crime-thriller Age of Shadows was the number one viewed movie in domestic theaters, but it was historical period film Gosanja (also known as The Map Against the World) that became the dark horse that surged in front of Hollywood blockbuster Alice Through the Looking Glass to place second. Set... More »

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The race is on to catch a legendary con man in crime thriller Master
by | September 14, 2016 | 74 Comments
You know, I’m normally sad when actors leave dramaland to return to films, but in the case of Kim Woo-bin (Uncontrollably Fond), I’m much happier to see him back in his element, being a badass in crime thrillers instead of moping around in melodramas. It looks like we’re in for a fun caper with the... More »

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TOP considering lead role in Chinese drama
by | September 13, 2016 | 30 Comments
Big Bang rapper TOP (Out of Control), aka Choi Seung-hyun, is up for a lead role in a new Chinese drama called I Think I Love Ni. If he confirms, TOP would play the male lead opposite popular Chinese actress Yuan Shanshan (The Nanny Man) in what would be his second Chinese project after starring... More »

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Park So-dam considers role in mystery thriller Fifth Column
by | September 9, 2016 | 35 Comments
Actress Park So-dam (Cinderella and the Four Knights) has received an offer to appear in mystery thriller film Fifth Column, which has already attached veteran actor Song Kang-ho (The Throne), Chungmuro mainstay Ryu Seung-ryong (The Sound of a Flower), and dramaland favorite Jung Woo (Himalayas).... More »

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Lee Seon-kyun considers movie comeback as bad cop in Wicked Police
by | September 6, 2016 | 6 Comments
Actor Lee Seon-kyun (Miss Korea) is considering a return to the big screen as the lead in the new action thriller Wicked Police. Wicked Police is the story of a bad cop who defies the vicious society he lives in. It’ll be directed by Lee Jung-beom, whose last smash hit was 2010’s Ajusshi, starring Won... More »

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Kim Nam-gil considers reporting for duty in new film Exemplary Police
by | August 30, 2016 | 16 Comments
Actor Kim Nam-gil (The Sound of a Flower, Shark) may be remaining on the big screen for a while. He’s the frontrunner for a lead role in the new movie from the director of Psychic, called Exemplary Police. Kim has received the offer and is currently considering the script.... More »

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Oh Yeon-seo to be the new Seol for Cheese in the Trap movie
by | August 29, 2016 | 126 Comments
Is Oh Yeon-seo going to be our new remake queen? Because shortly after being cast to play the new sassy girl in the drama remake of the Hallyu classic My Sassy Girl, she’s also been selected to headline the movie remake of Cheese in the Trap. It’s been confirmed that she will play the character... More »

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No one mess with this Grandfather’s baby girl
by | August 28, 2016 | 32 Comments
Anyone who professes to be a k-drama fan probably knows Park Geun-hyung (Salut D’Amour, Angry Mom) by face, if not by name. He usually plays the stern aging CEO who opposes his son or daughter’s unsuitable marriages, or a self-sacrificing patriarch from a poor but prodigious family. This time, he’s breaking boundaries for all Korean... More »