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Lee Byung-hun to star in Kim Jee-woon's thriller pic

2010/01/14 | 1189 views |  | Permalink | Source

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(From left) Actors Lee Byung-hun, Choi Min-sik and director Kim Jee-woon

Top Korean actor Lee Byung-hun has joined the cast of a new thriller film by famed director Kim Jee-woon, according to Lee's agency BH Entertainment on Thursday.

An official at BH explained that Lee is set to star in the film -- titled "I Saw the Devil" -- although the actor has not finished signing the contract as of yet.

Famed actor Choi Min-sik of Cannes award-winning director Park Chan-wook's film "Old Boy" had already confirmed his appearance in the movie, set to start filming next month.

Lee will play the role of a man who plots revenge against a psychopath killer, played by Choi, after his girlfriend gets murdered.

Kim has directed several notable films including "A Tale of Two Sisters" (2003) and the critically-acclaimed "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" (2008).

Lee, 39, has starred in numerous television dramas and films including Kim Jee-woon's "A Bittersweet Life" (2005) and "The Good, the Bad, the Weird". Choi has appeared in more than a dozen Korean movies, most notably "Old Boy"(2003) and "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance"(2005).

Reporter : Ko Kyoung-seok kave@asiae.co.kr
Editor : Lynn Kim lynn2878@asiae.co.kr
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