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JO Jung-suk and Yoon-a Look for an EXIT
Aug 22, 2018
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Disaster Film Starts Production, Eyes Summer 2019 Release
While the busy high summer season is on the verge on winding down for 2018, one of next year’s summer season contenders has begun production. Debut film of director LEE Sang-
geun, the action disaster Exit (working title), starring JO Jung-suk and Kpop superstar Yoon-a, kicked off filming on August 4.
Exit follows a jobless young man (JO Jung-suk) who bumps into an old college classmate (Yoon-a) during his mother’s 70th birthday party. At the same time, a poisonous fog mysteriously descends on the city and the pair must escape it before they fall ill.
After getting his big break in the hit melodrama Architecture 101 (2012), JO Jung-suk has gone from strength to strength, appearing in hits such as The Fatal Encounter (2014) and MY ANNOYING BROTHER (2016). JO will next be seen opposite SONG Kang-ho and BAE Doo-na in WOO Min-ho’s period crime film The Drug King and he also recently completed production on another highly anticipated upcoming title, HAN Jun-hee’s car chase action-thriller Bbaengban (Korean title) alongside KONG Hyo-jin.
A member of the enormously successful Kpop outfit Girls’ Generation, Yoon-a already has extensive TV experience and appeared in a supporting role in last year’s smash hit Confidential Assignment (2017), for which she earned the Next Generation Award at this year’s Asian Film Awards.
Though Exit marks his first feature-length work, Director LEE is no stranger to the industry, having helmed a number of shorts such as Mr. Tap’s Holiday (2010) and either shot or produced several more. He also participated in the directing department of RYOO Seung-wan’s Dachimawa Lee (2008).