Yoo Ah In Casts For ‘Veteran’, Special Appearance in ‘Elegant Lies’ Movie
Buckle up, fasten your seat belt and get ready for another hectic Sik year, SIKseekers! Yoo Ah In sets for possibly 2 movies that will be down in cinemas next year: Elegant Lies and Veteran. Oh la la love eet!
There’s actually one movie already confirmed Yoo Ah In’s name on its credits. It’s the PD-writer team behind Yoo Ah In’s blockbuster movie Wandeugi (Punch) who took him for a special appearance in their 2014 movie project Elegant Lies. The movie centers around the main characters: Goo Ah Sung (Snowpiercer), Kim Yoo Jung (The Moon That Embraces The Sun) and Kim Hae Ae (A Wife’s Credentials).
Elegant Lies tells a story of a teen girl (Go Ah Sung) trying to find the truth behind the death of her sister (Kim Hyang Gi – Queen’s Classroom) while her mother overcoming the loss of the daughter. In this movie Yoo Ah In makes a special appearance as the neighbor of the family with quirky personality who’s facing a civil servant examination. Hmm..sounds interesting. Rumor has it, that he’ll be sporting the long hair. Woot woot rock it! [Update 11/15: click HERE for that mane of glory picture!]
Elegant Lies just finished shooting last 4th of November and set to première in the second half of 2014.
While Elegant Lies is totally a “friendship” project between Yoo Ah In and Wandeugi team, Veteran seems totally an “It” project for him.
TV Daily and Newsen reported today that Yoo Ah In is cast along with senior actor Hwang Jung Min (Fists of Legend) to frontline the 2014 crime action movie Veteran (working title). Veteran is helmed by prominent director Ryu Seung Wan who recently produced the all-time highest-grossing Korean action film The Berlin File in early 2013.
On the 14th November, Yoo Ah In’s agency released a statement that director Ryu Seung Wan offered the proposal when he met with Yoo Ah In at the Busan International Film Festival last month. “Currently Yoo Ah In is reviewing the script, and nothing has been decided yet,” said the rep.
The Veteran (or Veteran) depicts a story about a former detective (Hwang Jung Min) struggling to chase a 3rd generation young tycoon (Yoo Ah In) who apparently has done so many criminal offense and escaped by hiding behind his wealth.
Veteran will reunite Ryu Seung Wan and Hwang Jung Min as well after their last project together in the 2010 movie The Unjust. Filming will start crank in around February or March next year in Mokpo (southwestern tip of the Korean peninsula) and will release by autumn 2014.
The premise of this crime action movie seems interesting to me. Knowing that Yoo Ah In is offered to take on role as a criminal, I can’t help but think about Sik’s latest tweet~ Maybe it was related to this proposal. The bad isn’t always ugly.
I’m sure he won’t be your regular bad guy. Will this be a Korean version of ‘Catch Me If You Can’? I keep my fingers crossed that he will receive this role 🙂