2PM Junho

Boy band 2PM’s Junho at the press preview for his screen debut film “Cold Eyes,” held at the CGV movie theater in Seoul, Korea on June 19, 2013. [1st Look]

K-pop boy band 2PM member Junho has been cast in a movie starring film heavyweights Lee Byung-hun and Jeon Do-yeon.

An official with his agency JYP Entertainment told TenAsia over the phone on Tuesday that the singer-actor is in the process of finalizing the contract for upcoming historical film “Female Swordsman” (translated title).

The film, set in the Goguryeo Dynasty, centers on Seol-rang (Jeon) who forges her identity as a female swordsman and trains her daughter (Kim) in order to seek revenge against Deok-ki (Lee), who desires to become king despite his low social status.

Junho, who debuted as a member of 2PM in 2008, made his film debut through horror film “White,” starring T-ara member Eunjung, in 2011.

He then made a breakthrough on the big screen with a role nicknamed Squirrel in hit thriller pic “Cold Eyes,” starring top stars Jung Woo-sung, Han Hyo-joo and Seol Kyung-gu.

The film sold more than five million tickets following its release on July 3, making it the fourth most-watched Korean film this year.

Reporter. Euna Lee domino@tenasia.co.kr
Editor. Jessica Kim

Courtesy of 1st Look