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  • LEE Jung-jae to Debut as a Producer on NAMSAN
  • by Pierce Conran /  Apr 20, 2017
  • 80s Interrogation Drama to Get Underway Next Year
     

    Top star LEE Jung-jae is gearing up to begin filming the thriller Wiretap, his third collaboration with director CHOI Dong-hoon after The Thieves (2012) and Assassination (2015), but the actor has already announced what will be his subsequent project. LEE will star in Namsan, which will mark his debut as a producer. He has been involved with the film since the script stage.

    Namsan will take place in the 1980s and focus on the secret interrogation facilities infamously employed by the National Intelligence Service to suppress dissenters on the slopes of Namsan Mountain in the heart of Central Seoul.

    After originally entering planning stages two years ago, Namsan was ultimately halted due to some internal problems, following which LEE caught wind of the project and decided to come on board as a producer for the very first time.

    A force to be reckoned with on the box office charts since his debut over 20 years ago, LEE’s major screen credits include City of The Rising Sun (1999) and The Housemaid (2010). He was last seen opposite Liam Neeson in the Korean War film Operation Chromite (2016) and is back on screens next month in the Joseon Era action-thriller Warriors of the Dawn.

    CJ Entertainment has climbed aboard the project as investor and distributor and production is scheduled to get underway in the first half of next year.
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