‘The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil’ Is Getting Hollywood Remake + Don Lee Reprising Original Role

Don Lee movie The Gangster remake
Don Lee movie The Gangster
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Paramount Pictures is remaking the hit movie The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil with original star Don Lee (aka Ma Dong Seok).

On the 28th, Deadline reported that Don Lee will star in the U.S. version of The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil and reprise his lead role as a gang boss looking for redemption. They introduced, “Lee, whose acting credits also include Disney/Marvel’s Eternals and Korean blockbusters Train to Busan and The Roundup, is also producing under his U.S banner Gorilla 8 Productions; and alongside Chris S. Lee, CEO of B&C Content; Billy Acumen, CEO of BA Entertainment; and Sylvester Stallone and Braden Aftergood under their production banner, Balboa Productions.”

The original movie revolves around three characters: a serial killer “K” (Kim Sung Kyu), the gang boss Jang Dong Su (Don Lee) who almost became the killer’s victim, and the cop (Kim Mu Yeol) who wants to arrest the killer. Jang and the cop join forces to catch the killer but face challenges from their respective enemies at work.

The 2019 film, directed by Lee Won Tae, screened out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival in a Midnight slot. In Korea, it grossed $22.6M, with $25.8M worldwide. The U.S. remake is currently in the early stages of development.

Meanwhile, Don Lee starred in The Roundup, which became the first movie in the post-COVID era to attract 10 million moviegoers. This box office hit was planned, produced, and starred by Lee himself. The Outlaw, the prequel of The Roundup, is also getting a Japanese remake, in which Lee also acts as a producer.

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