Im Joo-hwan, Lee Sung-kyung join legal thriller Broker
Kim Young-kwang, Lee Sung-kyung, Im Joo-hwan
The main cast has been confirmed for Broker, the new film from director Kim Hong-sun of the heist movie Con Artists/Technicians and the thriller Traffickers. Kim Young-kwang (D-Day) was being courted for the lead role and has now signed on, and he’ll have costars in Im Joo-hwan (Oh My Ghostess, Shine or Go Crazy) and Lee Sung-kyung (Queen’s Flower, It’s Okay It’s Love).
The crime thriller is about the murder of a young woman — the daughter of the Minister of Justice — and the ensuing legal battle as the prosecutor’s office is pressured to convict her killer. It looks like our good guys will be on the defense, since Kim Young-kwang will headline as the star lawyer at a big law firm. I’m liking Kim Young-kwang in D-Day as the fervent, idealistic doctor who saves everybody, so I think that could translate to lawyerhood decently.
Lee Sung-kyung has been cast to play an impassioned and spirited public defender, and Im Joo-hwan will be a broadcast news PD who chases after the truth in the murder case. I’m just glad he’s not playing a creepy killer in this one, mostly because he’s so good that when he’s scary he’s really scary.
Im Joo-hwan will be reuniting with the director, after playing the villain’s right-hand man in his last movie Con Artists. Lee Sung-kyung is still so new that I’m surprised she’s jumping into a leading role on the big screen, but both of her dramas were well-received and she’s certainly on the rise. It seems like a very young cast for a thriller, but maybe we can hope that means there will more running around than courtroom speechifying.
Broker plans to start shooting later this year for a release in 2016.
Via TV Report
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