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Don LEE, GWON Yool and HAN Ye-ri Wrap CHAMPION
Dec 29, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Warner Bros to Release Arm Wrestling Drama in 2018
The arm wrestling drama Champion with Don LEE (aka MA Dong-seok), GWON Yool and HAN Ye-ri wrapped production on December 17th in the Nonhyeon neighborhood in Seoul. Production took around nine weeks on the film, which was directed by KIM Yong-wan and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Korea in 2018.
Champion stars LEE as Mark, an amateur arm wrestler with dream of becoming a champion who teams up with the promoter Jin-ki (GWON Yool), who is also looking to turn his life around. HAN plays Mark’s sister Soo-jin who appears before them with her children.
TRAIN TO BUSAN star LEE is coming off a strong 2017, which saw him headline the surprise Chuseok smash THE OUTLAWS as well as the successful comedy hit The Bros. He’s currently in theaters with a special appearance in the blockbuster Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds.
GWON appeared in both the period court drama Anarchist from Colony and action drama A Special Lady this year while HAN was seen in indie omnibus The Table and is currently filming KIM Jee-woon’s sci-fi action Inrang. Both actors appeared in the indie drama Worst Woman last year.