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Ha Jungwoo and Hwang Jungmin Head to SURINAME with Yoon Jongbin for Netflix
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Stars Reunite with Director for Crime Series
Director Yoon Jongbin is partnering with Netlfix for the forthcoming original series Suriname. The project will see the director reunite with stars Ha Jungwoo and Hwang Jungmin, and feature Yoo Yeonseok, Jo Woojin and Park Haesoo.
Suriname, which is based on real events, will tell the story of a civilian businessman who is forced to join a secret operation being conducted by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) to take down a Korean drug lord who has built a massive criminal empire in Suriname, in South America.
Ha Jungwoo, who has previously worked with Director Yoon four times, including on The Unforgiven (2005), the film that launched both of their careers, will play Kang Ingu, the businessman who recently set up shop in Suriname and unwittingly becomes involved in the drug trade. Yoon and Ha have also worked on Beastie Boys (2008), Nameless Gangster : Rules of the Time (2012) and KUNDO : Age of the Rampant (2014).
Hwang Jungmin, star of Yoon’s The Spy Gone North (2018), as well as hits such as Ode to My Father (2014) and Veteran (2015), will play Jeon Yohwan, the kingpin running his drug empire out of Suriname.
Park Haesoo, who already appeared in the Netflix film Time to Hunt (2020) and is headlining two forthcoming Netlfix series, Round Six and the Korean remake of Money Heist, will play Choi Changho, head of the American branch of the NIS.
Recently seen in Steel Rain2: Summit (2020) and NEW YEAR BLUES, Yoo Yeonseok will play Yohwan’s advisor David Park. Also playing a member of Yohwan’s gang, Byeon Kitae, is Jo Woojin, recently seen in Collectors (2020) and SEOBOK.