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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Joo-won: Growing up and shedding his boyish image
by | October 25, 2015 | 75 Comments
I always enjoy when an actor finishes up a project and has time to do the interview circuit, and Joo-won is pulling double-duty, with his drama Yong-pal recently wrapped and his upcoming movie That Man just about to release. That’s good for fans, since he recently gave a ton of interviews, and I’ve been reading... More »


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Im Soo-jung courted to join Jo In-sung in The King
by | October 23, 2015 | 19 Comments
There might be good news about this movie, and bad news about this movie, though neither side is fully confirmed. The good news: The upcoming film The King starring Jo In-sung (It’s Okay, It’s Love) might be gaining a leading lady in Im Soo-jung (Perfect Proposal). The bad news: The production house is having some... More »


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Ha Jung-woo confirms grim reaper role in fantasy movie
by | October 20, 2015 | 17 Comments
…And Kim Woo-bin does not, sadly. The two actors were both offered leading roles in the new fantasy manhwa adaptation With the Gods, but Ha Jung-woo is the only one who signed on in the end. There was also a wave of headlines that Won Bin dropped out of the project, but he was hardly... More »


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Park Shin-hye joins Jo Jung-seok, D.O. in new movie Hyung
by | October 19, 2015 | 49 Comments
The leading cast is complete and cameras are rolling for the new film Hyung (Big Brother), starring Jo Jung-seok (Oh My Ghostess) and EXO’s D.O. (It’s Okay, It’s Love) as a pair of estranged brothers. Park Shin-hye (Pinocchio) is the latest addition to the cast, and she’ll play the energizing character who helps clear the... More »


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Daejong Film Awards under fire for attendance requirement
by | October 18, 2015 | 49 Comments
The Daejong Film Awards (or Grand Bell Awards) has found itself in a spot of controversy leading up to its upcoming ceremony in November, having announced a recent change in its rules. Per the change, awards will not be given to winners who do not attend the ceremony — they will instead be given to... More »


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Lee Jun-ki goes to Hollywood with Resident Evil
by | October 16, 2015 | 140 Comments
This is unexpected, but Lee Jun-ki is heading to Hollywood in the sixth and last installment of the sci-fi action-horror franchise Resident Evil, titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Details of his role have not been released, but he did travel recently to South Africa for filming after he wrapped on his MBC vampire-romance drama... More »


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Go Kyung-pyo becomes Jang Dong-gun’s target in revenge thriller
by | October 12, 2015 | 11 Comments
Go Kyung-pyo, Song Sae-byuk The main cast is complete for the new revenge thriller Seven Years’ Night, featuring a murderous clash between two fathers, played by Jang Dong-gun (Crying Man) and Ryu Seung-ryong (Guest). The movie is the highly anticipated adaptation of the bestselling novel by Jung Yoo-jung, and the latest project from director Chu... More »


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Yoo Yeon-seok up for Joseon caper opposite Lee Seon-kyun
by | October 8, 2015 | 38 Comments
Wait, wait, I get to see Yoo Yeon-seok (Warm and Cozy) and Lee Seon-kyun (A Hard Day) on my screen at the same time? But where will I look? When Lee Seon-kyun was first announced for the manhwa adaptation King’s Case Files, about a king and his sidekick solving crimes together, I was picturing a... More »


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Go Soo headlines period murder mystery The Tooth and the Nail
by | October 7, 2015 | 17 Comments
Interesting. The Tooth and the Nail is the movie that was once courting Han Seok-kyu to headline, but stalled somewhere along the way in development. It’s back now with a brand new cast, led by Go Soo (Tailors), who plays a man in search of a killer after the death of his fiancée.... More »


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Crime movie One Line: Lee Jong-seok out, Im Shi-wan in?
by | October 7, 2015 | 29 Comments
I guess this means that Lee Jong-seok passed on the new crime movie One Line, because now Im Shi-wan (Misaeng) is fielding offers to headline the project. Well I can certainly see what image they’re going for in casting the lead. Im is coming off of shoots from his period film Thoughts of Oppa, which... More »




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