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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »