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Veteran Director JANG Jin Announces 12th Project
Mar 19, 2014
- Writerby Pierce Conran
CHO Jin-woong and KIM Sung-kyun Sign on to WE ARE BROTHERS
Following a three-year hiatus from feature filmmaking, writer-director JANG Jin is set to return with the film High Heels. And hot on its heels, JANG is going right back to the director’s chair with his 12th feature We Are Brothers. Characters actors CHO Jin-woong and KIM Sung-kyun have signed on to play the titular characters.
We Are Brothers tell the story of two siblings who are separated at an orphanage only to find each other again as adults and team up to search for their mother. Playing the brothers are CHO Jin-woong, a noted supporting star from films such as A Dirty Carnival (2006) and Hwayi: A Monster Boy, and KIM Sung-kyun, who quickly rose to prominence following is breakout supporting turn in 2012’s Nameless Gangster. Co-starring in the film will be drama actress YOO Jin-yi, who will be making her big screen debut following her awarded small screen turn in Gentleman’s Dignity.
One of the most celebrated writers in the industry, JANG made his mark in theater before turning to feature filmmaking in the late 1990s. Since then, he has directed a wide array of genre films, often comic in nature, such as Guns and Talk (2001) Someone Special (2004). He is also a well known for writing and producing works such as Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005) and Going By the Book (2007). Previous to his return to films, JANG was working on the Korean version of the last night variety TV show ‘Saturday Night Live.’
JANG’s new film High Heels, which reteams him with frequent collaborator CHA Seung-won, is currently awaiting release. We Are Brothers will begin production this month.