On March 18th a press conference was held for the upcoming movie "The Box" at the Coex Megabox in Seoul. The film marks the first leading role for Chanyeol who is best known for his work in the musical group EXO. Chanyeol described himself at the press conference as very nervous and shaking.
AdvertisementAlso in attendance was writer/director Yang Jung-woong, who explained that Chanyeol was cast in the lead role because of his skills as an improvisational rapper, which is known to his fans and relevant to the rhythm of the film. Nevertheless, Chanyeol said at the event that his real-life personality was quite different from that of his character. The importance of the film's soundtrack was also a factor, with much consultation required between Yang Jung-woong, Chanyeol, and music director Ecobridge.
Jo Dal-hwan was also in attendace, starring as an aggressive producer who accompanies Chanyeol on the busking road trip that makes up the film's narrative. Jo Dal-hwan said that the main direction he received for his character was to be sexy and stylish, like Brad Pitt in Moneyball. "The Box" will premiere in South Korean theaters on March 24th.
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.
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