Han Hyo-joo’s potential movie reunion with Kang Dong-won
Han Hyo-joo (W—Two Worlds) is up to play the female lead for director Kim Jee-woon’s (The Good, The Bad, The Weird) dystopian war film Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade. The project been the focus of much media attention because ever-popular workhorse movie star Kang Dong-won (Master) has been attached to it since nearly four years ago.
While the original Japanese animation was set in a post-World War II military state, this Korean adaptation is set in an alternate universe where North and South Korea have been preparing for the past seven years for reunification. However, there’s an anti-unification faction fighting against the tide, contributing to overall political unrest. Kang Dong-won will be the male lead who is a young cop, and Jung Woo-sung (The King) was recently offered the role of a higher-ranking officer on the police force.
If Han Hyo-joo confirms, she’ll be playing a character named Lee Yoon-hee, whose backstory is still vague as of yet. The only thing we do know is that she has a sister with the nickname Red Hat. The person playing this role will be chosen in an audition process, open to both established actresses and rookies alike.
Han Hyo-joo and Kang Dong-won are actually currently working on a different project together, Golden Slumber, which is a political manhunt movie about a delivery boy who is framed for an influential figure’s assassination. It’s hard to say what their chemistry will be like because I haven’t actually seen them working together. But they’re so charismatic individually that that they have to be good together… right?
Alternate-reality action film Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade will start filming during the latter half of this year.
Via Herald Pop
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