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  • New JEON Do-yeon Thriller Gets Underway in June
  • by Pierce Conran /  May 20, 2014
  • A BASTARD Co-Stars KIM Nam-gil
     

    Screen siren JEON Do-yeon is currently serving jury duty at the Cannes Film Festival and when she returns to Korea she will begin production on the new thriller A Bastard, which will see her star alongside KIM Nam-gil.
     
    JEON will play a murder suspect’s wife who becomes attracted to the detective investigating her lover. The detective, played by KIM, finds himself caught between his own feelings for the woman and his duties and instincts as a law enforcer.
     
    The film will be directed by OH Seung-uk, who co-wrote the 90s Korean classics Green Fish (1997) and Christmas in August (1998) but hasn’t helmed a film since his 2000 debut Kilimanjaro.
     
    JEON most recently appeared in PANG Eun-jin’s Way Back Home and recently finished filming Memories of the Sword, a period epic that will see her co-star with LEE Byung-hun. KIM Nam-gil will also appear in a period film this year, the swashbuckler The Pirates. His role was originally offered to LEE Jung-jae, who was forced to drop out of the project following an injury sustained on the set of upcoming thriller Big Match.
     
    A Bastard, which is being produced by Sanai Pictures and will be financed and distributed by CJ Entertainment, will go before cameras in June.
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