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  • INSIDERS Adds LEE Byung-hun
  • by Pierce Conran /  Apr 10, 2014
  • Web Comic Adaptation to Film in July
     
    Fresh off news that he will be featured in the upcoming Hollywood blockbuster Terminator: Genesis, Korean actor LEE Byung-hun has signed on to a new local production called Insiders.
     
    Based on the webcomic ‘Naeboojadul,’ Insiders will feature LEE as a shady character who operates within the halls of powers, doing dirty work for crooked politicians. When the tables are turned against him and his reputation ruined, he sets out to get his revenge.
     
    The film will be the third directed by WOO Min-ho, following his revenge drama Man of Vendetta (2010) and North Korean spy thriller The Spies (2012). WOO previously used KIM Myung-min as his leading man of choice and is now looking to broaden his horizons with what will surely be a larger project.
     
    LEE is a big star at home, having appeared in films such as A Bittersweet Life (2005) and Masquerade (2012), not to mention many TV dramas, but is also a large presence overseas by dint of his roles in Hollywood fares such as the G.I. Joe films and RED 2. Already the most well-known Korean movie star overseas, LEE is set to increase his exposre in the west through his upcoming role in Terminator: Genesis. He will next be seen alongside JEON Do-yeon and KIM Go-eun in period epic Memories of the Sword later this year.
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