Korean actor Um Ki-joon has been tapped for the leading role in a new movie opposite actress Lee Si-young. Um’s agency Sidus HQ said in press release Thursday that Um and Lee paired up in the new movie “Story” [tentative title], scheduled to open in the latter half next year.
While Lee will portray a cartoonist Ji-yoon whose comic begins triggering mysterious murders, Um will depict a naive and unaffected detective named Gi-cheol in charge of the murder cases. The two stars have been filming the movie since August under the control of director Kim Yong-gyun of historic action pic “The Sword with No Name” (2009).
Um debuted as a stage actor in 1995 and has built a wide range of acting career, and further solidified his career after starring in SBS TV series “Phantom” this year with So Ji-sub and Lee Yeon-hee. The musical star recently wrapped up the Seoul performances of musical “Jack the Ripper” and left for Japan yesterday for the month long run of the show at Tokyo's Aoyama Theater.
Lee made her first appearance on TV in 2008 and became well-known after appearing in smash hit TV series "Boys Over Flowers" the following year. The "Dangerous Meeting" (2011) star is gearing up to promote her upcoming pic “Instructions on Men,” set to open in December.