Jo Jin-woong to reunite with Kundo, Nameless Gangster director
I know, I already miss seeing Jo Jin-woong’s face every week in Signal. It’s impossible not to, after his performance in that show. But the good news is that he’s got a whole slew of new movies lined up to premiere this year, tvN’s remake of Entourage on the way (where he’ll play the Ari Gold character), and now a possible reunion with director Yoon Jong-bin, with whom he’s already done the badass KUNDO: Age of the Rampant and even more badass Nameless Gangster.
I’m excited about the reunion because I really enjoy this director’s work. He makes fun, flashy movies about ragtag gangs of rebels, and the casts are chock full of stellar actors. This new movie is called Sheriff, and it’s about a local sheriff in a small country town. A childhood friend returns to the hometown and causes all sorts of headaches for the sheriff, and then the real story gets going when the sheriff finds out his friend’s “true nature,” whatever that is. Well, it can’t be good.
It’s not specified which role Jo Jin-woong is being courted to play. No one else is attached to the project yet, though I fully expect this movie to star Ha Jung-woo — all of Yoon Jong-bin’s movies do. But who knows, after Signal, Jo Jin-woong might have enough fan love to drive ticket sales all on his own.
Sheriff is still in early pre-production and shoots later this year. In the meantime, Jo Jin-woong will be in Park Chan-wook’s Agasshi (The Handmaiden), the crime thriller Thawing, and the action movie Hunt, all due out in 2016.
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