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SONG Kang-ho Becomes a DRUG KING
Nov 24, 2016
- Writerby Pierce Conran
INSIDE MEN Director’s 70s Crime Thriller
Top Korean thespian SONG Kang-ho has signed on to play the lead in a new thriller from WOO Min-ho, the director of Inside Men (2015). Drug King, a period thriller, is now one among three upcoming projects for the busy star.
Drug King will feature SONG playing a man putting together a drug empire in Busan in the 1970s. The project will go before cameras at some point in the first half of next year, after SONG completes principal photography on his new thriller Fifth Column, which is expected to begin shooting this month.
After a big 2013, in which he featured in Snowpiercer, The Face Reader and The Attorney, SONG had a quiet 2014 before returning last year in LEE Joon-ik’s The Throne and this year with KIM Jee-woon’s smash The Age of Shadows. He recently wrapped production on the 1980s-set drama Taxi Driver, in which he plays alongside German actor Thomas Kretchsmann.
WOO’s Inside Men was a major smash last year, drawing 7.07 million viewers on its original release, and a further 2.08 million spectators when a director’s cut was released a few months later. Prior to Inside Men, WOO made the revenge thriller Man Of Vendetta (2010) and the action-thriller The Spies (2012).