Seo In-gook recruited to be a gangster
Here’s a possible new project for Seo In-gook (Master’s Sun, Answer Me 1997), who’s being courted to headline his second movie after debuting on the big screen with No Breathing. Not bad for a guy who only has a handful of credits to his name. This one is a much darker action thriller called Wild Dog about a boy who gets recruited into the mob. It sounds a lot like Yeo Jin-gu’s movie Hwa-yi on paper, though I’m sure it’ll find a different angle.
The new gangster film will be an action noir directed by new director Uhm Se-yoon, about a young man who lives with his grandmother and is completely shut out from the world for reasons unknown. He’s described as both innocent and closed off, which is interesting, and the story unfolds as he gets dragged into the gang world. Violence and drama ensue. It should be a nice meaty role for Seo In-gook, who wasn’t challenged much in Master’s Sun and could use a striking transformation as a dark and troubled character.
Park Yong-woo (My Love Madame Butterfly, Jejoongwon) has been cast as the mob boss who drags the boy into the underworld. He interestingly made a cameo appearance in Hwa-yi, only to do this movie afterwards. And Lee Soon-jae (Grandpas Over Flowers) will be shedding his neighborhood gramps image to play the rival gang’s boss. They’ve signed on, while Seo In-gook is “considering favorably” for now.
Wild Dog is still in pre-production and plans to start shooting in the spring for a release later this year.
Via Star News
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