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  • JUNG Woo-sung and HWANG Jung-min Team Up for New Thriller
  • by Pierce Conran /  Sep 11, 2015
  • Veteran KIM Sung-soo at the Helm
    As if he wasn’t busy enough already, redhot star HWANG Jung-min has signed on to another project, this time alongside fellow superstar JUNG Woo-sung. At the helm of Asura will be KIM Sung-soo, who previously directed JUNG in Beat (1997), City of The Rising Sun (1998) and Musa-The Warrior (2001).
    JUNG will play Detective HAN Do-kyung, whose wife is suffering from terminal cancer. Devoted, he does something for her beyond the bounds of the law, but is caught. At the same time that he faces prosecution, Det. HAN comes up against criminal PARK Sung-bae (HWANG).
    HWANG’s last two films, Ode to My Father and Veteran, both went well over the 10 million admissions mark this year, so all eyes are on his next projects, which will be the mountaineering drama The Himalayas, NA Hong-jin’s mystery thriller Gokseong and the legal thriller A Violent Prosecutor. With all those projects wrapped, HWANG will now focus on Asura.
    Meanwhile, JUNG was most recently seen in last year’s The Divine Move, but he also has two films in hand awaiting release, Don’t Forget Me and Jakseoui Byeon (Korean title). Joining the stars will be JU Ji-hoon, KWAK Do-won, JUNG Man-sik, and YOON Je-moon, among others.
    Director KIM, who last made the influenza thriller The Flu, will shepherd production which is expected to begin later this month. CJ Entertainment will distribute the picture next year.
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