[HanCinema's News] Go Min-si and Kim Jong-soo Confirmed for "Smugglers"
By William Schwartz | Published on
A recent news report has stated based on information from persons adjacent to the production of "Smugglers" that Go Min-si and Kim Jong-soo have agreed to star in the movie. Purportedly the only delay to an official announcement is a final resolution of the question of compensation. "Smugglers" is a women-centered crime film from director Ryoo Seung-wan that takes place in a seaside town in the seventies.
Production on "Smugglers" has been delayed indirectly due to COVID-19, in the sense that Ryoo Seung-wan's previous film "Escape from Mogadishu" had its own release pushed back by the pandemic. Purportedly Ryoo Seung-wan is reluctant to work on a new film until his previous one has already received a public response. "Smugglers" has attracted particular attention as it will star Kim Hye-soo and Yum Jung-ah as older businesswomen, of a sort.
The exact roles Go Min-si and Kim Jong-soo are wanted to play are as yet unknown, but believed to be reasonably important. Go Min-si is currently appearing as the female lead in "Youth of May" while Kim Jong-soo had a special appearance in "OK! MADAM" last year which starred Yum Jung-ah in the leading role. "Smugglers" is expected to start production sometime in June, while "Escape from Mogadishu" has no domestic release date yet confirmed.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.