Kim Beom has been cast as the lead in Hong Kong native Tsui Hark's new film.
The movie, tentatively titled "Detective Dee Prequel", will be an action-thriller and will also star Feng Shao Feng, Angela Baby, Mark Chao and Lin Gengxin.
"I've always been a fan of Tsui Hark, so to be cast in one of his movies is a dream come true", Kim said.
The movie is set to open next year and will go into production from late August in China.
Kim's fame in China has skyrocketed since he starred in the hit Korean drama "Boys over Flowers" in 2009.
In July, he was chosen to represent the Chinese apparel brand Eichitoo.
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2015 51st PaekSang Arts Awards