Female-Driven Thriller from Debut Helmer HAN Jun-hee
Veteran actress KIM Hye-soo has been cast and young starlet KIM Go-eun is almost confirmed for Coin Locker Girl, a new drama-thriller based on a 1980s Japanese novel. A baby is abandoned in a train station coin locker and raised by a loan shark enterprise madam.
KIM Hye-soo, star of such films as Tazza: The High Rollers (2006), The Thieves (2012) and most recently last fall’s The Face Reader, will play the loan boss who raises the young child, eventually grooming her for a position in her organization. Featuring as the child will be KIM Go-eun, in her fourth feature role, following her breakout performance in 2012’s Eungyo, her recent turn in Monster and her upcoming supporting part in period blockbuster Memories of the Sword. The younger KIM has expressed her admiration for and desire to work with glamorous middle-aged actress.
Formerly the assistant director for Ba:Bo (2008) and the screenwriter for last year’s thriller The Gifted Hands, HAN Jung-hee steps up to the megaphone for the first time with Coin Locker Girl. After finalizing casting, the film will go into production this July.