A new crime flick is raising expectations with its star-studded cast ahead of its release next month.
Based on the true story of a Korean narco kingpin in the 1970s, the film stars Song Kang-ho in the lead role, Jo Jung-suk as a devoted prosecutor determined to track him down, and Bae Doona as an influential lobbyist who helps the main character's drug business.
The three attended a press conference in Seoul on Monday along with other cast members and director Woo Min-ho.
Woo Min-ho said, "I didn't think this cast was possible. But I knew if we could get Song to participate, we could put together a great cast around him".
Song Kang-ho downplayed his importance to the film, however, saying, "Woo says he was able to cast other actors because of me, but that's not true. I think actors trust him. I think this is the first film to deal primarily with the underground drug world, although it has been partially addressed in many other films. I think the actors, including myself, were attracted by this".
The new film will hit local theaters on Dec. 19.
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