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.
Archive for the ‘Chungmuro/Film News’ Category

Chungmuro/Film News
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 »

Chungmuro/Film News
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 »

Chungmuro/Film News
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 »

Chungmuro/Film News
Thriller flick Trick tells you not to believe everything on reality TV
by | July 11, 2016 | 32 Comments
Have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes of your favorite reality shows to see whether they were actually real or not? The upcoming dramatic thriller film Trick has flown largely under the radar for a lot of us in the international audience, but it has an interesting premise that gives us a glimpse... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Won Bin courted for remake of Still Life
by | July 4, 2016 | 104 Comments
I feel like the longer Won Bin stays away from the silver screen, he becomes the great white whale of Chungmuro—that actor that nobody can ever catch, who used to star in movies, or so legend says. It’s already been six years since his last project, 2010’s hit thriller Ajusshi (The Man From Nowhere), and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jeon Hye-bin gets divorced in new movie With or Without You
by | July 3, 2016 | 27 Comments
A movie about a realistic romance has just been released on June 29, starring actress Jeon Hye-bin, who has been enjoying a resurgence in her career through her latest drama, Oh Hae-young Again. Playing the “Pretty Oh Hae-young,” Jeon received much love and support for being the rare sympathetic second lead. In her new film,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Hye-soo conceives a not-so-accidental mistake in Goodbye Single
by | June 27, 2016 | 23 Comments
Famous for her roles as strong independent women from tough female detectives to stylish chief editors, actress Kim Hye-soo (Signal) transforms into immature and reckless has-been top star Joo-yeon for her new movie Goodbye Single (also known as Familyhood). This upcoming screwball comedy is about an actress past her prime and her quest to create... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jo Jin-woong turns greedy goldminer in The Hunt
by | June 26, 2016 | 12 Comments
The Hunt is coming out next week on June 29. Starring Jo Jin-woong (Signal) and Ahn Sung-ki (The Divine Move), this action thriller flick is about a group of disreputable treasure hunters who end up climbing a mountain they should have left alone and an old village man who ends up witnessing too much for... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Shi-young turns badass in female version of The Man from Nowhere
by | June 24, 2016 | 27 Comments
Full-time actress Lee Shi-young (My Beautiful Bride) who also is an amateur boxing champion in her spare time will be a force to be reckoned with in her upcoming action movie Midsummer. Dubbed the female version of The Man From Nowhere, the 2010 gritty blockbuster starring Won Bin, this new flick has generated buzz amongst... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
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 »