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 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 »


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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 »