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‘Proxy Soldiers’ to open in May, starring Yeo Jin-goo, Lee Jung-jae

  • Published : Apr 7, 2017 - 17:00
  • Updated : Apr 7, 2017 - 17:00

The official poster for “The Proxy Soldiers” (20th Century Fox Korea)
“The Proxy Soldiers” -- an upcoming historical drama film starring Yeo Jin-goo and Lee Jung-jae -- will hit local cinemas on May 31, distributor 20th Century Fox Korea announced Thursday.

The film tells the story of young King Gwanghaegun of the Joseon era, who had to lead the temporary court in substitution for his father King Seonjo, who was fleeing the invading Japanese military in 1592.

“The Proxy Soldiers” starring Yeo Jin-goo (20th Century Fox Korea)
The king, played by Yeo, confronts the enemy with proxy soldiers -- soldiers who served the military duties of others professionally. Lee will play the head of the proxy soldiers.

Helmed by Jeong Yoon-cheol, who directed award-winning 2005 film “Marathon,” the film boasts a star-studded cast including Kim Moo-yeol, Park Won-sang and Esom.

“The Proxy Soldiers” starring Yeo Jin-goo (left) and Lee Jung-jae (20th Century Fox Korea)
By Kim So-yeon (syk19372@heraldcorp.com)