Korean film star Ha Jung-woo is to team up with another A-list actor Gang Dong-won in an upcoming period-set action movie.
The film’s distributor Showbox confirmed that the actors will take leading roles in director Yoon Jong-bin’s next big screen project “Gundo” [tentative title].
Set in the 19th century Korea, the action film is set to portray a group of Robin Hood-like men who steal from corrupt officials to help the poor.
While Ha is to depict a butcher named Dol Moo-chi who later becomes a member of the righteous outlaws, Gang is to turn into an outstanding warrior Cho-yoon who has a twisted personality due to position as a concubine`s son.
Ha Jung-woo is considered as one of the hottest male stars in the Korean film scene after scoring two box office hits “Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time” and “Love Fiction” early this year.
He recently wrapped up shooting new spy film “Berlin,” co-starring actor Han Suk-kyu, Ryu Seung-bum and actress Jun Ji-hyun. The action flick will open in local theaters in the first half of next year.
Gang Dong-won is said to have been receiving a barrage of calls from filmmakers after being discharged from the mandatory army service one month ago. He also graced the December issue of the “High Cut” magazine, a project done in collaboration with film director Lee Myung-se of “The Duelist” (2005) and “M” (2007).
Gang starred in many box office hits such as “Woochi”(2009), “Secret Reunion” (2010) and “Haunters” (2010) before entering his military service.
Considered as one of the most-anticipated Korean films of next year, “Gundo” is slated to begin shooting in the first half of 2013.
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