26 YEARS Director CHO Geun-hyun Returns with Period Drama
Following the success of this year’s legal drama New Trial
, actor JUNG Woo
has found his next leading role, which will be in the drama Heung-bu
. Featuring alongside him will be busy actor KIM Joo-hyuk
and handling the director's reign is CHO Geun-hyun
, who debuted with 26 Years
in 2012 and is already on his fourth directorial outing.
Based on the Joseon Era story ‘Heungbu and Nolbu', the film focuses on the character Heung-bu (played by JUNG), an author of popular fiction who writes a novel in order to find his lost brother. During his quest he meets Jo-hyuk (played by KIM), a philanthropic nobleman who provides Heung-bu with welcome enlightenment.
Director CHO scored an early hit with his revenge thriller 26 Years
, which wound up with close to three million admissions. He followed that up with the erotic drama Late Spring
(2014), which introduced to Korea new star LEE Yoo-young
, and in 2016 he released the family film Bungaeman
Production on Heung-bu
begins in May with Lotte Entertainment
on board to finance and distribute the picture.