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LEE Sung-min and YU Jae-myeong Go Head-to-Head in Search of BEAST
Oct 16, 2018
- Writerby Pierce Conran
New Investigative Murder Thriller from Director of BROKEN
LEE Sung-min and YU Jae-myeong have signed on to star in Beast (working title), a new project that will be financed and distributed by Next Entertainment World (NEW). Handling the directing reins will be LEE Jeong-ho. The film will tell the story of two detectives who clash head on as they try to solve a major murder case.
One of Korea’s most popular character actors, LEE Sung-min is coming off a very strong summer that saw him headline both YOON Jong-bin’s Cannes-invited espionage drama The Spy Gone North as well as the thriller The Witness. LEE has signed on to play JEONG Han-su, who takes a big gamble in his attempts to catch a murderer.
An increasingly visible presence on Korea’s screens, YU Jae-myeong will play JEONG Han-su’s rival detective, who follows the letter of the law. YU was recently seen in the Chuseok period drama FENGSHUI, as well as the hit small screen series Life and Stranger.
Director LEE Jeong-ho previously made the horror Bestseller (2010) with UHM Jeong-hwa and the HIGASHINO Keigo revenge drama adaption Broken (2014), which also featured LEE Sung-min.
Beast is scheduled to go before cameras in November and will be brought to screens at some point in 2019 by NEW subsidiary Studio&NEW, which was responsible for the recent siege action hit The Great Battle.