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LEE Byung-hun Thriller MASTER Goes into Production
- Writerby Pierce Conran
The star-studded thriller Master, which will feature LEE Byung-hun, GANG Dong-won and KIM Woo-bin, began production on April 23rd. The CHO Ui-seok film has also added new cast members OH Dal-su, UHM Ji-won and JIN Gyeong.
LEE plays a conman and the president of a company that becomes involved in a large fraud case. KIM features as the president’s right-hand man while JIN is on board as the group’s advertising executive. Meanwhile, GANG is the leader of the investigation team looking into it, which also features a lieutenant played by UHM. OH will play a high-powered lawyer.
The film is the follow-up for director CHO, who previously made the smash hit Cold Eyes (2013), another investigation thriller. LEE’s last appearance on screen was the dark political thriller Inside Men, a huge hit at home that also netted him the Best Actor Award from the Asian Film Awards in Macau last March. GANG is also hot on the heels of major hits, after appearing in the exorcism thriller The Priests (2015). Young star KIM has been finding success on the small screen and films such as The Con Artists (2014) and Twenty (2015).
JIN made a splash on the big screen last year when she appeared in the hit Veteran in a supporting role. UHM’s last was in the Colonial Era chiller The Silenced (2015) while OH has featured in a string of blockbusters in supporting roles, including Ode to My Father (2014), Assassination (2015) and Veteran.