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Rain Sets Big Screen Comeback with KANG So-ra in Period Sports Drama

Apr 06, 2017
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Pop Star to Play Cyclist in Colonial Period Drama UHMBOKDONG

JUNG Ji-hoon (aka Rain) will be back in cinemas soon as his new film Uhmbokdong (Korean title) gets underway this month. Uhmbokdong will mark the return of pop superstar JUNG Ji-hoon to the silver screen after a six year gap. For his comeback he will feature alongside KANG So-ra, MIN Hyo-rin and PARK Jin-ju

Based on a script by actor LEE Beom-su (Operation Chromite, 2016), who will also feature in the cast, the film tells the true story of the cycling athlete UHM Bok-dong, who became a hero to ordinary Koreans when he beat Japanese cyclists in a match that took place during the Japanese Occupation Era of Korea.

Superstar JUNG Ji-hoon, a globally renowned pop icon, has also appeared in several major films, notably PARK Chan-wook’s fantasy romance I’m a Cyborg, but That’s OK (2006) and the fighter jet pilot action drama R2B: Return to Base (2012).

TV star KANG So-ra’s last film credits include the drama My Paparotti (2013) and the youth comedy drama Sunny (2011). MIN Hyo-rin was last seen in youth comedy Twenty (2015) and PARK Jin-ju is a prolific character actress on TV and in movies with credits that include Koala (2013) and Plan Man (2014).

Uhmbokdong will be the second film of director KIM Ryu-sung, who previously worked as a writer on Three Summer Night (2015) and debuted with Hot For Teacher in 2006. The period sports drama is set to begin filming at some point this month.
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