Jeon Do-yeon and Jung Jae-young cast in new action movie

Actress Jeon Do-yeon (left) and actor Jung Jae-young (right) [10Asia]

Top Korean actors Jeon Do-yeon and Jung Jae-young have been cast as the leads in an upcoming action flick, according to the film's producer Sidus FHN on Tuesday.

Sidus announced in a press release that Jeon and Jeong will take on the role of Cha Ha-yeon and Tae Gun-ho, respectively, in the new movie tentatively titled "Countdown", making it their second time to work together since their film "No Blood No Tears" (2002).

"Countdown", set to crank in this month, tells the story of Cha Ha-yeon, a female con artist who risks her life for a final deal with cold-hearted debt collector Tae Gun-ho.

Jeon has received over dozens of top recognitions on both the small and big screen since her debut in 1990. She won the award for Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007 for her role in director Lee Chang-dong's film "Secret Sunshine".

She recently starred in director Im Sang-soo's modern adaptation of "The Housemaid - 2010", which also stars Lee Jung-jae and veteran actress Youn Yuh-jung, which was screened during various film festivals last year.

Jung Jae-young, whose real name is Jeong Ji-hyeon, began his acting career with several small roles in films in the early 1990s and since starred in a score of big hit movies including "The Quiet Family" (1998), "So Cute" (2004), "Welcome to Dongmakgol" (2005) and recently won the Blue Dragon Award for best actor for his role in "Moss".

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