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Lee Sun-kyun, Seol Kyung-gu team up in political thriller 'Kingmaker'
  • November 23, 2021 | Broadcasting

Lee Sun-kyun, Seol Kyung-gu team up in political thriller 'Kingmaker'

Updated : 2021-11-13 09:03


By Kwak Yeon-soo

"Parasite" star Lee Sun-kyun is joining forces with Seol Kyung-gu, the recipient of the Best Actor Award at the 41st Korean Film Critics Association Awards, to star in the political thriller, "Kingmaker."

The feature is directed by Byun Sung-hyun, whose 2017 film "The Merciless" was invited for a midnight screening at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

"Kingmaker" follows politician Kim Woon-beom (Seol) who teams up with "kingmaker" Seo Chang-dae (Lee) to run for president. The cast also includes Yoo Jae-myung, Jo Woo-jin and Kim Sung-oh.

Alongside "Parasite," Lee is known for the Apple Original series, "Dr. Brain" while Seol appeared recently in director Lee Joon-ik's black-and-white film, "The Book of Fish."

In a recent press interview, Lee said that he is glad to be able to present the long-delayed "Kingmaker" at the end of this year.

"I actually have more films under my belt that are waiting to get released. Silence is in the post-production stage, and I'm currently filming The Land of Happiness (tentative title) with Cho Jung-seok," he said.

Meanwhile, Seol has appeared in various films, including "The Merciless," the 2017 thriller "Memoir of a Murderer" and the 2019 crime comedy "Man of Men."

"Kingmaker" will hit local theaters in December.