‘King of Joseon’ Confirms Title to be ‘Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King’

2012-06-01 15:37  l   CJ E&M enewsWorld Oh, MiJung.
Translation Credit : Erika Kim  
Lee Byung Hun’s first traditional piece King of Joseon (Tentative title) has confirmed its official title to be Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King, and will be premiering in the fall.

Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King is a Prince and the Pauper story in which the low class Ha Seon comes to act as a fake King in the stead of the real one, who′s in danger of being poisoned.

The piece will be Lee Byung Hun’s first period piece since his debut, and he will be playing two roles for the one film.

A rep from the film’s distribution company CJ Entertainment explained, “We plan to deliver catharsis by having a low class man become the real king the Joseon people have been dreaming of. We decided on the title Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King to emphasize the part where Ha Seon becomes Gwanghae.”

Lee Byung Hun is currently busy shooting the last few scenes for the film. His second Hollywood film G.I.Joe 2 was scheduled to premiere in June, but as it was pushed back to March 2013, fans will be able to meet this film in the box office first.

Ryu Seung Ryong will be playing Heo Gyun, while the female lead, the Queen conflicted over the secret behind the real king and the fake king, will be played by Han Hyo Joo. Other skilled actors will be appearing in the film including Kim Myung Gon, Kim In Kwon and Shim Eun Kyung.

Scriptwriter Hwang Jo Yoon of Old Boy wrote the script, and director Choo Chang Min of Mapado and I Love You will be in charge.


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