Kim Hye Soo, Yum Jung Ah, Jo In Sung, and Park Jung Min will come together for director Ryu Seung Wan‘s new film Smugglers (literal title).
According to Starnews, Jo In Sung and Park Jung Min have newly joined the Smugglers team and are coordinating details. Jo In Sun worked with director Ryu in his latest film Mogadishu, while this is Park Jung Min’s first collaboration with Ryu.
Smugglers depicts a dark battle surrounding smuggling. Kim Hye Soo and Yun Jung Ah have preciously confirmed their appearances as two-top female leads. Jo and Park will spice up the story with these two impressive ladies as two major figures.
Earlier last year, Ryu finished filming his film Mogadishu in Morocco with Kim Yoon Seok, Jo In Sung, and Heo Joon Ho before the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe. Originally, Mogadishu was scheduled to be screened last summer as Lotte Entertainment’s tentpole film, but it was indefinitely delayed in the aftermath of the pandemic.
And instead of waiting for his film to be introduced in theaters, Ryu chose to begin in his new project, Smugglers. After completing his scenario, he added some of the best names in the industry to his production.
Smugglers has drawn attention from both inside and outside the film industry in that it is the first female two-top film to be released in 20 years following the 2002 action film No Blood No Tears, starring Jeon Do Yeon and Lee Hye Young. Amid the slew of films starring actors in their 20s-50s, Smugglers is the first Korean commercial film to feature two top actresses in their 50s.
After completing pre-production work, Smugglers will begin filming in June.