Yoo Ah In to Play Mega Investor for Upcoming Film “Sovereign Default”

While nearly wrapping Lee Chang Dong’s movie “Burning“, Yoo Ah In has confirmed another lead role for a new film about the Korean economic crisis ‘Sovereign Default’ with a stellar cast featuring Kim Hye Soo (Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim), Heo Jun Ho (Merciless), Jo Woo Jin (Chicago Typewriter), and French actor Vincent Cassel (Ocean Eleven, Ocean Twelve, The Black Swan).

Helmed by director Choi Kook Hee (Split), Sovereign Default/Sovereign Default’s Day (literal title The Day the Country Went Bankrupt, or National Day of Bankruptcy, or 국가부도의 날) is a historical financial thriller depicting the behind-the-scenes story of the tumultuous week leading up to the rescue package agreed upon between the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and South Korea to prevent its economy from collapsing during the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.

The film will tell the story through several characters who are trying to stop the crisis and those who are betting on it for their personal gains.

Yoo Ah In has been cast to play Yoon Jung Hak, a mega investor betting against the country’s fortunes. He will tell the story alongside actress Kim Hye Soo. Ooh, from the poor guy in “Burning” to a rich guy again? Interesting.

Kim Hye-Soo plays Han Shi Hyun, a senior analyst in the Bank of Korea and was the first person to predict the possible sovereign default. She is assigned to a crisis team. Vincent Cassel will play the Managing Director of the IMF.

The casting line got positive responds from the movie buffs~


Yoo Ah In and Kim Hye Soo are the winners of the 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards. Kim Hye Soo is a seasoned actress and a compassionate sunbae who gave him words of encouragement at the Baeksang stage. I’m thrilled to see these two talented and passionate people working together for the second time after Skeletons in The Closet/Shim’s Family (2007)

The movie begins filming this December.

All is well, all is well! Fighting, Master Sik!


Source: Naver, Naver movie database, The Edge

5 Responses to “Yoo Ah In to Play Mega Investor for Upcoming Film “Sovereign Default””
  1. Pina Pipino says:

    YAY for talented YAI, who in 2017 is signed up to star in 2 films; the world’s doors of success are wide open for him to walk through confidently. Enjoy life, be happy and feel well dear YAI.

  2. Mari says:

    Don’t know much about this director but I hope the movie will be good. Fighting, Yoo Ah In!

  3. hukumi says:

    I’m not sure but isn’t Kim Hye Soo the actress who played aunt to YAI’s character in Shim’s Family?

    Anyway, I’m super excited about his new movies! Cant wait to see it all. Yay for YAI! 🙂

  4. jen says:

    Looking forward to this new movie… YAI of course my best actor!

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