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Ryu Jun-yeol to star in ‘Taxi Driver’ with Song Kang-ho

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Updated : May 03 2016

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According to Korean film industry associates, rising actor Ryu Jun-yeol has confirmed his role in the upcoming film “Taxi Driver” (working title), alongside veteran actor Song Kang-ho.

The film will mark renowned director Jang Hoon’s comeback after a five-year hiatus. Jang’s noteworthy past works include the films “The Front Line” and “Secret Reunion,” in which Song had also starred as the main lead.

The plot of “Taxi Driver” will revolve around the tragic, yet revolutionary May 18 Gwangju Uprising in 1980. The pro-democracy movement has spawned several films in the past such as the 2007 box office hit “May 18” featuring actor Lee Joon-gi.

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Song will take on the role of a taxi driver who unwittingly escorts a German reporter into the heart of the revolution. Ryu will also play a significant role within the plot as a university student in the city of Gwangju.

According to an industry insider, there were concerns on whether Ryu would accept the role due to his hectic schedule involving the new drama, “Lucky Romance,” which airs its pilot episode on MBC network on May 25.

Filming for “Taxi Driver” will begin soon.

By Jung Min-kyung (mkj1105@heraldcorp.com)

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