Archive for the ‘Chungmuro/Film News’ Category

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Jung So-min offered role of Kim Woo-bin’s girlfriend
by | May 11, 2014 | 56 Comments
Jung So-min (Big Man, Can We Marry) is about to make her film debut, according to reports that say she is considering taking the role of Kim Woo-bin’s (Heirs) girlfriend in the upcoming coming-of-age movie Twenty, which co-stars Kang Haneul (Heirs, Angel Eyes) and Junho (Cold Eyes). I say, want’s to consider? Doooo eeeet. Twenty... More »

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Shim Eun-kyung courted for Waiting For You
by | May 10, 2014 | 38 Comments
Box-office draw Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny, Sunny) is being wooed for the gritty film Waiting For You, about a serial killer who is caught and thrown in the slammer — but justice hasn’t been served, according to the family of the deceased. She’s considering the offer of the central character, who is seven when she... More »

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Yoo Ah-in, Moon Geun-young join Joseon-era film Sado
by | May 8, 2014 | 40 Comments
This lineup has me sold, already. Yoo Ah-in (Secret Love Affair) and Moon Geun-young (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi) have joined the period film Sado, which will be helmed by sageuk film pro Lee Jun-ik (Like the Moon Escaping From Clouds). As previously noted, veteran Song Kang-ho (The Attorney) has been cast in the role of... More »

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Ha Jung-woo’s band of outlaws runs rampant
by | May 8, 2014 | 36 Comments
Is it finally actually time for a peek at this movie? Here’s the first teaser for Ha Jung-woo and Kang Dong-won’s new action sageuk Kundo: Age of the Rampant (I’ve been calling it Band of Thieves, which is what kundo means). The character posters for the ensemble cast are fantastically pretty, but the thing I’m... More »

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Kim Go-eun, Kim Hye-soo team up in Coin Locker Girl
by | May 7, 2014 | 7 Comments
Well, this casting news is exciting. The movie Coin Locker Girl is about a baby girl who is left in a coin-operated storage locker in a subway station, and is discovered and raised by members of the shady underworld. Its initial setting is the same as Coin Locker Babies, the 1980 Ryu Murakami cyberpunk novel,... More »

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Kim Woo-bin, Junho, Kang Haneul star in coming-of-age movie
by | May 7, 2014 | 41 Comments
Well don’t they make a handsome trio. The cast of the new coming-of-age movie Twenty has been confirmed, and Kim Woo-bin has signed on to lead a group of three friends at the cusp of adulthood as they chase after girls, dreams, and their place in the world. Idol Lee Junho (Cold Eyes) and rising... More »

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Hellmoni finalizes its cast, starts filming
by | May 6, 2014 | 13 Comments
I love it! Comedy movie Hellmoni (a fusion of the words “hell” and “halmoni,” the latter being the Korean word for grandmother) has finalized its cast, and the cameras have started rolling. The film, directed by Shin Han-sol (Dangerous Meeting), stars Kim Sumi (Incarnation of Money, also Dangerous Meeting), as a hell-raising halmoni with a... More »

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Joo-won signs on to joint Chinese-Korean melo romance
by | May 6, 2014 | 76 Comments
I hate when big casting news is released and then we’re told everything BUT the story, which is, in my opinion, kind of the most important thing. But we’ll have to make do with the peanuts we’ve been given about Xiao You Qiao Mu, the film project that Joo-won (Good Doctor) has announced will be... More »

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Park Geun-hyung one-ups Ajusshi in Grandfather
by | May 5, 2014 | 30 Comments
All hail halbae power! I love that the grandpas of Grandpas Over Flowers are getting some late-career love—not that they were unknown before, having worked for decades in familiar dad, uncle, grandpa, and scary CEO roles in all your dramas ever, but it’s lovely to see them getting to be the heroes for once. We’ve... More »

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Jo Jung-seok up to play Time Renegade
by | May 5, 2014 | 32 Comments
There’s very little concrete information about this new movie titled Time Renegade, but we do know that Jo Jung-seok (The Face Reader, You’re the Best Lee Soon-shin) is considering the project, and that’s enough to grab my interest. The plot description for the melo film is rather vague but intriguing nonetheless: A man from a... More »

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Kim Yoon-seok, Yoo Hae-jin lead Top Secret Investigation
by | May 2, 2014 | 8 Comments
Veteran Chungmuro actors Kim Yoon-seok (Hwa-yi, The Thieves) and Yoo Hae-jin (The Unjust, Moss) are confirmed for the upcoming movie Top Secret Investigation, which will be helmed by Kwak Kyung-taek, of Friend and Friend 2 fame. Between the two of them, the performers have over 60 films under their belts, and they are slated to... More »