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.
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