The “SungKyunKwan Scandal" star Yu Ah-in has kicked off shooting of his new big-screen project.
Yu and other main cast of the film, tentatively named after the pic’s hero “Kkangcheori,” began shooting in Busan, the host city of the annual Busan International Film Festival, on December 4, the pic’s producing firm CJ Entertainment said Monday.
Helmed by director Ahn Gwon-tae of the touching drama “My Brother” (2004), the 25-year-old actor will take the role of Gang-cheol, the devoted son who gets involved with gangsters to be able to afford his mother`s hospital fees.
“I have no doubt that Yu is the best choice for the main character Gang-cheol. We’re very excited about the interesting combination of an outstanding director and actors,” an official from CJ said.
Veteran actress Kim Hae-sook, who impressed film lovers with her swindler character in the action blockbuster “The Thieves,” is to portray the warm-hearted mother with Alzheimer’s disease.
Yu Ah-in has recently drawn media attention in Korea for his outspoken political criticism about Korean politics. He has also made several such comments in the past and is considered to be one of the most outspoken and politically-minded actors of his generation.
Co-starring Jeong Yu-mi, Kim Jeong-tae and Lee Si-eon, the “Punch” actor’s upcoming human drama is set to crank up next March and open at local theaters in the second half of 2013.