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Ra Miran, Jung Ilwoo, Kim Seulgi and Baek Hyunjin Join Hands for HIGHWAY FAMILY
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Family Drama Entered Production on October 18
Ra Miran will play a woman who runs an antique furniture store as she grieves the untimely death of her son. Baek Hyunjin will feature as her husband, who accepts her grief and supports her. Jung Ilwoo is on board to play a father earning a living to support his wife and two children, while Kim Seulgi is cast as his wife. The film will chronicle what happens to these families when they meet at a highway rest stop.
Veteran character actress Ra Miran recently ascended to leading lady status in hit films such as the action-comedy Miss & Mrs. Cops (2018) and the election comedy Honest Candidate (2020), as well as its upcoming sequel.
Baek Hyunjin, who first made a name for himself as a musician and film composer, has steadily become a known actor as well through memorable roles in SAMJIN COMPANY ENGLISH CLASS (2020) and the Korean dramas Taxi Driver and The Devil Judge.
Jung Ilwoo, who first appeared in a supporting role in The World of Silence (2006), was last seen as the lead in the period drama Bossam: Steal the Fate. Kim Seulgi is known for dramas such as Find Me in Your Memory and the period film Jesters: The Game Changers (2019).
The film will make the feature directing debut of Lee Sangmoon, who previously served as assistant director on both The Bacchus Lady (2016) and Young Adult Matters (2020). Highway Family is expected to be released at some point in 2022.