Sports Drama set to Crank In
will be the first arm-wrestling movie in Korea. The film will depict the challenges faced by Mark (Don LEE
) a legendary arm wrestler who has powerful arms. Meanwhile, Jin-gi (GWON Yool
) is a man who dreams of turning his life around through Mark and Mark’s younger sister Soo-jin (HAN Ye-ri
) who unexpectedly appears with her children.
Arm wrestler Mark will be played by Don LEE
, who has starred in top-grossing films TRAIN TO BUSAN
(2016) and THE OUTLAWS
while Jin-gi, Mark’s small-time promoter, will be performed by GWON Yool
, who played the son of Admiral YI Sun-shin in Roaring Currents
(2014). HAN Ye-ri
who has recently been seen in indie and commercial films including As One
(2012), LOVE GUIDE FOR DUMPEES
(2015) and The Table
(2017), will take on the role of Soo-jin who appears as a single mother in front of her biological brother Mark after 30 years.
The sports drama is the feature film debut for director KIM Yong-wan
who was invited to the International Competition category of the 35th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival for his short Intervention
(2011) and to the Wide Angle category of the 18th Busan International Film Festival
(BIFF) for Daytime Moon
is shooting for a 2018 release.