[HanCinema's News] Lee Jong-suk Receives Offer for "Big Mouth"
By William Schwartz | Published on
On April 21st Lee Jong-suk's agency A-MAN Project confirmed that the actor had received an offer to appear in the upcoming legal drama "Big Mouth" in the leading role. Lee Jong-suk would play an underperforming lawyer who inadvertently gets entangled in a murder case and must struggle to find the hidden truth. The husband/wife team of Jang Yeong-cheol and Jeong Kyeong-soon-I from "Vagabond" have already been signed as screenwriters for the project.
Oh Choong-hwan of "Hotel Del Luna" and "Start Up" will direct the project. Oh Choong-hwan also directed "While You Were Sleeping - 2017" which also featured Lee Jong-suk as a lawyer. "Big Mouth" would be Lee Jong-suk's first leading role in a drama since he finished his mandatory public service earlier this year. Lee Jong-suk will also in the film "The Witch : Part 2. The Other One" later this year, although this role has been described as a special appearance and not a major credit.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.