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Lee Byung-hun’s 'Memories of the Sword' set for August release

  • Published : Jun 18, 2015 - 16:53
  • Updated : Jun 18, 2015 - 16:53

Lee Byung-hun (OSEN)
Actor Lee Byung-hun’s new movie “Memories of the Sword” has been confirmed for an August release after months of delays.

The movie, which was originally set for release last year, was delayed due to Lee being involved in a high-profile court case regarding the attempt of two minor celebrities to blackmail him.

The movie is a story of ambition and betrayal among swordsmen set at the tail end of the kingdom of Goryeo, which occupied most of the Korea Peninsula between 918 and 1392.

Lee plays “Yoo-baek,” a swordsman who betrays his friends with whom he led an uprising.

Actress Jeon Do-yeon plays the part of “Wol-so,” who plots revenge against “Yoo-baek,” whose betrayal led to the death of the father of her child.

According to Lee’s agency BH Entertainment, the actor will return to Korea in late July to promote “Memories of the Sword.”

Lee is currently in the U.S., working on a remake of 1960’s “The Magnificent Seven.”

By Choi Hee-suk (cheesuk@heraldcorp.com)