King of Joseon now shooting

King of Joseon now shooting

By Patrick Frater

Tue, 28 February 2012, 16:43 PM (HKT)

Production News

South Korean superstar LEE Byeong-heon 이병헌 | 李炳憲, who is next to be seen in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), has begun shooting his first period costume drama.

Lee takes the title role in Masquerade 광해 왕이 되 남자 (2012) (pictured). The 17th century king is reputed to have been one of Korea's most eccentric and interesting rulers, but met a sticky end when he was dethroned in a coup. Lee also plays the role of a commoner who physically resembles the king and is temporarily put in charge of the kingdom.

The film also co-stars Always 오직 그대만 (2011) actress HAN Hyo-ju 한효주 | 韓孝珠 and the prolific character actor RYU Seung-ryong 류승룡 | 柳成龍.

It is directed by CHOO Chang-min 추창민 | 秋昌旼 from a script by Old Boy 올드보이 (2003) co-writer HWANG Jo-yun 황조윤. Production is by REALies Pictures 리얼라이즈 픽쳐스, with finance, distribution and international sales handled by CJ E&M Corp 씨제이이앤엠 주식회사.

The film is now shooting at the Nanyangju studios outside Seoul and is scheduled to be delivered in time for a late autumn or early winter release.

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