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Lead casts of ‘The Heirs’ to compete on big screen

By Kim Min-jin

  • Published : Nov 11, 2014 - 15:26
  • Updated : Nov 11, 2014 - 15:26

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Actor Lee Min-ho, Park Shin-hye, Kim Woo-bin (Showbox / Lotte Entertainment)
The lead casts of the SBS popular drama “The Heirs” -- Lee Min-ho, Park Shin-hye and Kim Woo-bin -- are to compete on the silver screen soon.

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Actor Kim Woo-bin (Lotte Entertainment /SBS)
Kim Woo-bin, who played the role of Choi Young-do in the drama, stars in the upcoming movie “Criminal Designer.”

The movie is about a group of veteran technicians who aim to steal 150 billion won ($140 million) hidden in Incheon Customs Agency within 40 minutes. Kim plays Ji-hyuk, a skilled safecracker and the leader of a group of fellow “criminal designers.”

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Poster for "Criminal Designer" (Lotte Entertainment)
So far, distributors from four Asian countries have already bought the rights to screen the film prior to its release, proving the star’s popularity. Kim’s movie is scheduled to be released in December.

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Actress Park Shin-hye (Showbox / SBS)
Cha Eun-sang from “The Heir’s” also transformed herself through the movie “The Tailors.”

The historical film depicts a story in “Sanguiwon,” which was stationed inside the palace to tailor the formal outfits of royal families
in the Joseon Dynasty. Park plays the role of the queen, who lives a warlike life.

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Poster for "The Tailors" (Showbox)
The actress will be in a love-triangle with actor Yoo Yeon-suk and Go Soo. The film is to be released in December.

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Actor Lee Min-ho (Showbox / SBS)
Lee Min-ho, the heartthrob of “The Heir’s” for his role as Kim Tan, is also to come back with his first lead-role movie “Gangnam 1970.”

The movie portrays two men’s desire for money and friendship in Gangnam district of Seoul in the 1970s, when the region began undergoing historic changes with a boom in real estate investment. Lee plays the role of Jong-dae, while actor Kim Rae-won is to play the other man Yong-ki.

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Poster for "Gangnam 1970" (Showbox)
The 27-year-old actor proved his brand power by pre-selling the distribution rights of his first lead-role movie in 11 major Asian countries including Japan, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and Singapore. The film is scheduled to be released in January.

By Kim Min-jin (minjin103@heraldcorp.com)