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SUL Kyung-gu, CHO Jin-woong Face Off in MAN OF MEN
Sep 10, 2019
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Showbox’s Terminal Illness Buddy Comedy Scheduled for October
Stars SUL Kyung-gu and CHO Jin-woong will share the screen next month in the upcoming comedy-drama Man of Men. The terminal illness-themed tale marks the debut of director and writer Yong-su and will be released nationwide by distributor Showbox in October.
SUL plays Jang-su, a lawyer who used to do anything for money but has now been diagnosed with a terminal illness. His dull daily routine takes a turn when he is assigned the minder Young-ki, a low-level hoodlum doing court-ordered community service. As the odd pair gradually get to know each other, Young-ki decides to ask Jang-su to help him complete his bucket list, in return for part of his life insurance settlement.
Known for world-renowned Korean films such as A Peppermint Candy (2000), Oasis (2002), Public Enemy (2002) and Cold Eyes (2013), SUL started out the year in the Berlinale-invited thriller Idol and was top-billed with JEON Do-yeon during the spring in the drama Birthday. Star of A Hard Day (2014), Believer (2018) and Intimate Strangers (2018), CHO Jin-woong was seen in cinemas as recently as August in the period comedy-drama Jesters: The Game Changers.