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LEE Sun-kyun and AHN Jae-hong Join Forces in THE KING’S CASEBOOK
Mar 08, 2016
- Writerby Pierce Conran
AS ONE Filmmaker Takes on Period Film
A Hard Day (2014) star LEE Sun-kyun is teaming up with new face AHN Jae-hong for the upcoming period thriller The King’s Casebook (literal title). The film will follow the king of the Joseon Dynasty and his officers as they try to solve a case which throws the nation in disarray.
The production marks the sophomore directing effort of MOON Hyun-sung, who debuted with the table-tennis drama As One, with BAE Doo-na and HA Ji-won, in 2012. The story is based on a Korean comic of the same name by HEO Yoon-mi.
LEE takes on his first lead role in a period production as King Hye-jong, a monarch with a keen instinct who looks to unravel mysteries outside his palace. After last fall’s thriller The Advocate : A Missing Body, LEE is currently filming Precious Lady (literal title) with KIM Hye-soo.
AHN, who was in last year’s period production THE SOUND OF A FLOWER, will play one of the king’s officers and close confidant who is endowed with a great memory. Following his breakout lead role in the popular sports comedy indie The King of Jokgu (2014), AHN has been gaining notice as a commercial film star, appearing in Twenty (2015), C'est Si Bon (2015) and the upcoming Fabricated City alongside SHIM Eun-kyoung.