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JUNG Woo Gets a RETRIAL
Jun 07, 2016
- Writerby Pierce Conran
KANG Ha-neul to Co-Star in Legal Thriller
Actor JUNG Woo has selected Retrial as his next project. The legal thriller, which will be directed by KIM Tae-yun, will also feature co-star KANG Ha-neul.
The story is based on a true event where a taxi driver was murdered in August, 2000. A 15-year-old boy was later arrested for the crime and confessed to it following coercive interrogation tactics, following which the child ended up in jail for ten years. JUNG is on board to play the attorney who takes on the young boy’s case while KANG appears set to take on the role of the defendant.
JUNG, a prominent performer over the last 15 years, most recently appeared in the musical biopic C’est Si bon (2015) and the mountaineering hit The Himalayas (2015) alongside HWANG Jung-min. Young star KANG has quickly risen to stardom, having recently appeared in films such as the erotic period thriller Empire of Lust (2015), the youth comedy Twenty (2015) and the Colonial Era drama DONGJU; The Portrait of A Poet (2016).
Director KIM Tae-yun debuted with the crime comedy Educating Kidnappers in 2006 and made waves two years ago when he directed the drama Another Family, which premiered at the Busan International Film Festival.
Retrial is expected to go before cameras in July and should go on release in 2017.