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  • CHOI Min-shik Will Star in Luc Besson’s LUCY
  • by TAE Sang-joon /  Sep 05, 2013
  • French Director's New Film Also Features Scarlett Johansson
     
    Korean actor CHOI Min-shik is set to appear in Luc Besson’s upcoming feature Lucy. CHOI will be starring alongside Hollywood’s leading lady Scarlett Johansson in the film, which the famous French filmmaker will direct. The news was revealed during Besson’s upcoming lineup announcement at the Film Market during the Venice Film Festival, which began on August 28th.
     
    A representative for CHOI Min-shik’s stated that “specific details including character and shooting schedules will be announced soon,” adding that “all dialogue will be spoken in English and a number of French film companies are participating in the film.” Lucy, which also stars Morgan Freeman, tells the story of a woman working as a drug mule who inadvertently acquires superhuman powers.
     
    Since he has gained international recognition through films such as IM Kwon-taek’s Chihwaseon (2002) and PARK Chan-wook’s Oldboy (2003), this will be the first non-Korean project for CHOI, a veteran actor with 31 year-long experience. Lucy is scheduled to start shooting this year and will be released theatrically in 2014.
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