[News] Cha Seung-won to Turn Detective in New Movie.
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“The Greatest Love” star ChaSeung-won is to return to the big screen with renowned director Jang Jin.
The model-turned-actor has confirmed to take lead in the new film “High Heels” [working title], the film’s distributor Lotte Entertainment said on March 6.
The 41-year-old actor is to depict a police detective in the film which marks his comeback to the big screen in three years after “71-Into the Fire.”
The actor-director pair have worked together in several film projects such as the 2005’s black comedy “The Big Scene” and 2007’s heartsick drama “My Son.”
Set to start shooting in April, the comic action movie is aiming for a release in the second half of 2013.
Cha made his debut as a model before his first role in the 1997 SBS sitcom "New York Story" and shot to stardom with a slew of hits of his comedy films "Kick the Moon,” “Break Out,” “Jail Breakers” and “Teacher Kim Bong-du” in early 2000s.
After building his presence as a comic actor, he started to build a wider range of filmography by taking more serious roles in "Blood Rain," “Over the Border,” “Eye for an Eye” and “Blades of Blood.”
His latest TV appearances include SBS romcom "City Hall,” SBS blockbuster "Athena" and MBC romantic drama “The Greatest Love,” one of the most-watched TV series in 2011.
Most recently, he starred in veteran Japanese play director Jung Eui-Shin’s new work, “Bring Me My Chariot of Fire,” co-starring famed Japanese actors Kusanagi Tsuyoshi, Hirosue Ryoko and Kagawa Teruyuki.