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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No hiding secrets from Sohn Ye-jin in The Truth Beneath
by | June 21, 2016 | 33 Comments
My Wife Got Married co-stars Sohn Ye-jin (Shark) and Kim Joo-hyuk (Answer Me 1988) have reunited for upcoming political thriller The Truth Beneath (also known as There Are No Secrets). In this new film, Sohn and Kim appear as a successful married couple who are suddenly faced with the disappearance of their only child.... More »

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Kim Myung-min fights corruption in crime movie Proof of Innocence
by | June 12, 2016 | 9 Comments
Kim Myung-min’s (Six Flying Dragons) new crime action film Proof of Innocence (also called Special Investigation: Letter From a Death-Row Inmate) is coming out this week on June 16. In it, he plays former cop-turned-legal broker Choi Pil-jae, and Sung Dong-il (Answer Me 1988) plays his friend and sometimes partner, former prosecutor-turned-lawyer Pan-soo.... More »

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Lee Je-hoon to reunite with Bleak Night director
by | June 7, 2016 | 43 Comments
Okay, I’m almost scared for this reunion. The last time that Lee Je-hoon (Phantom Detective, Signal) and writer-director Yoon Sung-hyun teamed up, my heart got shredded and stomped on and now all that remains is a hollow shell. That’s kind of what watching Bleak Night does to you, which I absolutely say with love because... More »

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Sequel in the works for blockbuster war movie Operation Chromite
by | June 5, 2016 | 15 Comments
Talks are already floating around about a sequel for the big-budget, yet-to-be-released war film Operation Chromite. Starring Liam Neeson (Taken 3) as American General Douglas MacArthur, Lee Jung-jae (Assassination) as South Korean military officer Jang Hak-soo, and Lee Beom-soo (Moorim School) as North Korean soldier Lim Gye-jin, this war film is about the events leading... More »

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52nd Baeksang Arts Awards: Film Section
by | June 3, 2016 | 57 Comments
And now for the film section of the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards. The Baeksangs award the best of both film and television in one event, but we’re breaking up the posts for length and readability. Here’s the other half of the red carpet, which includes a few of the film nominees with their dramaland co-stars:... More »

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Kang Dong-won considers movie reunion with Song Kang-ho
by | June 2, 2016 | 13 Comments
Movie gods please make this happen! Kang Dong-won (Violent Prosecutor) has just received the script for action thriller film Fifth Column, the same script that made such an impression on Song Kang-ho (Sado) that he signed on even before he started filming for his current project Taxi Driver. Some inside sources say Kang is reviewing... More »

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Youths Over Flowers bros Jung Woo, Kang Haneul consider movie reunion
by | May 30, 2016 | 32 Comments
I’m always a sucker for real-life bromance carrying over into fiction. Some of the cutest Youths Over Flowers in Iceland bromance moments came from Jung Woo (Himalayas) and Kang Haneul (Like for Likes), who had become friends after co-starring in the folk band movie C’est Si Bon together. They just had a really cute doting... More »

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Cheese in the Trap reboot film secures Park Hae-jin to reprise lead role
by | May 23, 2016 | 151 Comments
Wow, so this is really happening, is it? They’re actually doing a Cheese in the Trap reboot movie, and Park Hae-jin is returning to play the leading man once again? I’m a little apprehensive, a little surprised, and also a little intrigued at how a movie can retell the story and (1) do the webtoon... More »

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Yoo Seung-ho swindles his way through caper film Kim Seon-dal
by | May 21, 2016 | 27 Comments
The new Joseon-era caper comedy starring Yoo Seung-ho (Remember—Son’s War), Kim Seon-dal, is coming out this July. The teaser has just been released, and it’s hilarious. First, we’re introduced to the titular hero who is bold, brash, and daring with a healthy dose of remarkable charm. Then we have Bo-won, played by Go Chang-seok (Kill... More »

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Kim Go-eun and Yoon Yeo-jung warm hearts in Canola
by | May 20, 2016 | 55 Comments
Feel-good family film Canola (Korean title: Grandma Gye-choon) premiered on May 19 and surprisingly came out of the gate in second place at the box office, amidst current box office hits The Wailing and Captain America 3: Civil War. Yoon Yeo-jung (Dear My Friends) stars as the adorably spirited Granny Gye-choon and Kim Go-eun (Cheese... More »