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  • SHIM Eun-kyoung Joins SPECIAL CITIZEN
  • by Pierce Conran /  Feb 03, 2016
  • Election Drama Features CHOI Min-shik, KWAK Do-won
    On January 22nd, SHIM Eun-kyoung’s management company revealed that the young star officially joined the upcoming political drama Special Citizen (translated title). The project already made headlines when it was announced that CHOI Min-shik would take on the lead role.
    CHOI will appear as the mayor of Seoul as he faces a reelection campaign after having already served two terms, while KWAK Do-won is on board to play his aide. The latest casting adds SHIM as the chief of a youth innovation committee. Tackling the reigns will be director PARK In-jae, who made the media thriller Moby Dick in 2011 with HWANG Jung-min and KIM Min-hee.
    Making her name in the 2011 hit Sunny and then as the full-blown lead of Lunar New Year smash Miss Granny (2014), SHIM is one of the brightest young names in the Korean film industry. She currently appears as the voice of the robot in LEE Ho-jae’s SORI: Voice from the Heart, which debuted in theaters last week.
    Next month, she will be back in multiplexes, starring in MO Hong-jin’s Missing You, her first lead role in a thriller. She is also slated to appear in PARK Kwang-hyun cypher thriller Fabricated City, and alongside LEE Seung-gi in HONG Chang-pyo’s period drama Marital Harmony (translated title).
    Meanwhile, CHOI most recently appeared in the period hunting drama The Tiger, and KWAK Do-won will next be seen in NA Hong-jin’s Goksung. Special Citizen will get underway in the first half of 2016.
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