Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Kim Tae-hee, Lee Jun-ki to star in film "Grand Prix"
Top Korean actors Lee Jun-ki and Kim Tae-hee are set to star in a new film titled "Grand Prix", according to their agencies JG Company and Luah Entertainment on Monday.
Both agencies reported that the two stars have been cast for the lead roles and are waiting to sign the final contract for the film.
Veteran Korean actors Park Geun-hyung and Ko Doo-sim are reportedly in talks to play supporting roles.
"Prix", a sequel to the 2006 film "Lump Sugar" starring Korean actress Lim Soo-jung, is a story about horse racing.
The pic will be helmed by Yang Yoon-ho, who previously directed "Libera Me" (2000), "Fighter in the Wind" (2004) and "Holiday" (2005).
The film, which starts shooting this month or in April, is scheduled for release later in the year around the Korean Thanksgiving break.
Kim, 29, rose to fame after appearing in the hit SBS TV series "Stairway to Heaven" in 2003 alongside Hallyu stars Kwon Sang-woo and Choi Ji-woo and starred in blockbuster drama "IRIS" opposite top Korean actor Lee Byung-hun last year.
She has also appeared in several movies including "The Restless" with actor (2006) and "Jung Woo-sungVenus and Mars" (2007) opposite Sul Kyung-gu.
Lee, 27, became a household name after appearing as a woman-like clown in the 2005 hit film "The King and the Clown" and most recently appeared in MBC TV series "Hero", where he portrayed a passionate magazine reporter.
He will returning to the big screen for the first time in three years with "Prix" after having last starred in the Korea-Japan co-production titled "Virgin Snow" in 2007.
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