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  • THE JURORS Is in Session with MOON So-ri and PARK Hyung-sik
  • by Pierce Conran /  Jul 23, 2018
  • HONG Seung-wan Debuts with Real-Life Courtroom Drama



    Trial drama The Jurors (translated title), with MOON So-ri and PARK Hyung-sik, kicked off production on July 7. The film is the first feature for director HONG Seung-wan.

    The Jurors will focus on the true story of the first jury trial in Korea, which took place in 2008. MOON is on board to play the judge who leads the trial, while PARK is playing the last of the eight people to be picked as jurors in the case. Together, the eight people must discover the truth of the case for themselves.

    MOON, who launched to critical acclaim in LEE Chang-dong’s Peppermint Candy (2000) and Oasis (2002), was last seen in YIM Soon-rye’s hit youth drama, Little Forest. Last year she also unveiled her first feature directing effort, the comedy-drama The Running Actress (2017), in which she also played the lead.

    Popular singer and member of K-pop band ZE:A, PARK Hyung-sik has grown in fan base through several hit Korean drama series such as The Heirs. The Jurors will mark his film debut.

    Also featuring in the film will be CHO Han-cheul (Heart Blackened, 2017), KIM Hong-pa (REAL, 2017), PAIK Soo-jang (Anarchist from Colony, 2017), SUH Jung-yeon (Mothers, 2017), YOON Kyung-ho (The Battleship Island, 2017), JO Soo-hyang (Coffee Noir: Black Brown, 2017) and KIM Mi-kyeong (Secret Sunshine, 2007), as the other members of the jury.

    The Jurors marks the directorial debut feature of HONG Seung-wan, who has worked in the camera departments of dozens of commercial features, including KANG Woo-suk’s Public Enemy (2002) and IM Kwon-taek’s Low Life (2004).
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