Korean actor Song Seung-heon poses at the photo wall ahead of Korean actors Lee Byung-hun and Rhee Min-jung's wedding ceremony in Seoul, Korea on August 10, 2013. [TenAsia/ Gue Hye Jung]

Korean actor Song Seung-heon. [TenAsia/ Gue Hye-jung]

Actor Song Seung-heon will come back to the big screen after three years’ hiatus.

Song has been cast as the male leading role of R-rated romance film, whose title translated into “Human Addiction,” the film’s distributor NEW announced through a press release Monday.

The new film, his first project after MBC’s melodrama “When a Man Falls in Love,” centers on a colonel named Kim Jin-pyung (Song) who falls in love to his subordinate’s wife during the Vietnam War in 1969.

The actor depicted his impression of the film’s script that, “I could feel dignity of ‘Untold Scandal,’ intensity of  ‘Lust, Caution’ and eagerness of ‘In The Mood For Love’ at the same time. It really was an interesting role and a project for me as an actor.”

Other cast of the film have been not confirmed but actresses Cho Yeo-jeong of “The Concubine” and Kim Ko-eun of “Eungyo” are each weighing up to play Song’s wife and the subordinate’s wife, respectively.

Helmed by director Kim Dae-woo of period-set erotic dramas “Forbidden Quest” and “The Servant,” the upcoming film is set to crank in next month and hit Korean theaters in the first half of 2014.

Reporter. Kang Jung-yeon atoz@tenasia.co.kr
Photographer. Gue Hye-jung photonine@tenasia.co.kr
Editor. Lee Hye-ji hjlee@tenasia.co.kr