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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Su Ae leads her team of misfits on the ice in Take Off 2
by | August 7, 2016 | 22 Comments
Just in time for the 2016 Rio Olympics, a film about South Korea’s first national women’s hockey team will be released on August 10. Featuring actresses Su Ae (Mask) and Oh Yeon-seo (Come Back, Ajusshi), Take Off 2 (or National Athlete 2) is about an eclectic group of women who band together and bond through their... More »


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Sohn Ye-jin yearns for home as the tragic last Joseon princess
by | August 5, 2016 | 44 Comments
Home is a place where the comforts of family surround you in a warm embrace. Imagine one day, that you are forcefully taken from your home, and barred from returning for thirty-seven years. That’s what happened to Joseon’s Princess Deokhye. The newly released period film Last Princess (Princess Deokhye) tells the moving semi-fictionalized biography of... More »


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Ha Jung-woo to redefine immigrant experience in Koreatown
by | August 4, 2016 | 10 Comments
It’s like seeing a beautiful rare butterfly when someone can make a successful crossover career in acting and directing, and Ha Jung-woo (Agasshi) is steadily on his way to doing just that. The acclaimed Chungmuro veteran actor made his debut as a director in 2013 with screwball comedy Rollercoaster, followed up by the period film... More »


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Park Seo-joon considering new cop film
by | August 2, 2016 | 14 Comments
The ever-lovable Park Seo-joon may be taking his first lead movie role! We know he’s definitely main man material from Witch’s Romance and She Was Pretty, but thus far, he’s played supporting characters in theaters. Albeit on the short side, his scenes in both The Beauty Inside and Chronicles of Evil were quite memorable. Recently,... More »


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Action thriller Fifth Column adds Jung Woo and Ryu Seung-ryong
by | July 27, 2016 | 13 Comments
Action thriller Fifth Column lost Kang Dong-won, but is possibly on the verge of gaining Jung Woo (Himalayas), which is not at all a bad alternative. Chungmuro veteran Ryu Seung-ryong (Dorihwaga) has also joined the cast of this much-anticipated movie. Song Kang-ho (The Throne) will be headlining as the main character, an internal affairs investigator... More »


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Namgoong Min joins action comedy Temporary Special Agent
by | July 26, 2016 | 29 Comments
Aw yay, I’m happy to hear that Namgoong Min (Beautiful Gong Shim) is taking on a comedy next, even if it doesn’t sound like his character will be outright comedic: He’s confirmed signing onto the movie Temporary Special Agent, an action comedy about a desk jockey at the National Security Agency and a white-collar-crimes detective... More »


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Liam Neeson orders Lee Jung-jae to become covert operative in Operation Chromite
by | July 25, 2016 | 59 Comments
Operation Chromite, the Korean War film starring Liam Neeson (Taken), Lee Jung-jae (Assassination), and Lee Beom-soo (Moorim School) will be in theaters this week, on July 27. The action blockbuster is a movie portrayal of the Battle of Incheon, a major turning point in the war. ... More »


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Kang Dong-won, Yoo Ah-in up for new film from director of Poetry
by | July 25, 2016 | 31 Comments
Critically acclaimed writer-director Lee Chang-dong (Poetry, Secret Sunshine, Oasis, Peppermint Candy) is gearing up for his first film in seven years since 2010’s award-winning Poetry, and there’s early talk of Kang Dong-won (A Violent Prosecutor, The Priests) and Yoo Ah-in (Like for Likes, The Throne) being courted for the leading roles. YES, PLEASE.... More »


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Kang Dong-won offered role in gritty alternate-reality movie
by | July 19, 2016 | 16 Comments
Workaholic movie star Kang Dong-won (Violent Prosecutor) is once again considering a role in dystopian action film Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade. Recently, he was courted to be a lead character in Song Kang-ho’s upcoming movie Fifth Column, but ended up declining. Currently, he has finished up filming for fantasy mystery film Hidden Time, and from... More »


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Soo-hyun confirmed for Idris Elba movie The Dark Tower
by | July 15, 2016 | 40 Comments
While many Korean actors have been heading to China to expand their careers, Soo-hyun (Monster) has been making a name for herself in Hollywood. She played brilliant geneticist Dr. Helen Cho in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and she has just been confirmed for a role in Idris Elba‘s (The Jungle Book, Pacific Rim) upcoming film,... More »