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Actor Lee Jong-suk takes on first villain role

  • Published : Aug 19, 2016 - 16:24
  • Updated : Aug 19, 2016 - 16:24

Actor Lee Jong-suk will play a villain for the first time in the upcoming local film “VIP,” said YG Entertainment on Friday.

“Lee is certain to appear on ‘VIP.’ He will be a far-out devilish character,” said the agency.

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(YG Entertainment)
Lee will act as a serial killer and the son of high-ranking officials in North Korea.

“VIP” is an espionage noir thriller that will center on the pursuit of a serial killer, involving North and South Korean police and Interpol.

Korean top actors Jang Dong-gun, Kim Myung-min and Park Hee-soon are also to star in it.

The movie will be directed by Park Hoon-jung, who is known for local hit films including “A New World,” “The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale” and “I Saw the Devil.”

Filming for “VIP” will begin in the second half of the year.

By Choi Hyung-won (h.c1110@heraldcorp.com)