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Don LEE Arms Up for CHAMPION
Sep 14, 2017
- Writerby Pierce Conran
HAN Ye-ri and GWON Yool to Co-Star in Arm-Wrestling Drama
Don LEE (aka MA Dong-seok) is continuing a very busy year with yet another lead role as the star has been cast in the upcoming arm-wrestling drama Champion (working title). Co-starring will be HAN Ye-ri and GWON Yool.
Handling the director’s reigns will be KIM Yong-wan, who has previously made several shorts and web dramas, while LEE was reportedly involved in the scriptwriting process.
A former professional trainer who broke into the Korean acting scene as an in-demand supporting actors, LEE’s credits include Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012) and TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016). More recently he graduated to leading roles, including KIM Ki-duk’s One on One (2014) and the thriller Crime City, which will be released in Korea on October 4th, in time for the Chuseok holiday.
2017 has proven to be an exceptionally busy year for the star, as he filmed leading roles for Brother, Wonderful Life (working title) and Gom-taeng-i (working title), in addition to Crime City and Champion, and also appeared in supporting roles in The Mayor and the yet-to-be-released Along with the Gods Part 1.
HAN was recently seen in the indies Worst Woman (2016), A Quiet Dream (2016) and The Table, which is currently on release. GWON last appeared in the Colonial Era drama Anarchist from Colony.