The lead actor of Kdrama “Taxi Driver,” Lee Je Hoon, received an offer to lead in a new Korean movie, “Escape.”
Will Lee Je Hoon Become a North Korean Defector in the Upcoming Korean Movie “Escape”?
On December 23, the Korean media outlet OSEN reported that actor Lee Je Hoon received a casting offer to lead in Director Lee Jong Pil’s upcoming movie “Escape.” Moreover, they also stated that the actor is positively reviewing the offer, and the details are still being discussed.
The movie “Escape” will narrate the story of the North Korean soldiers who are dreaming of defecting. And Lee Je Hoon is expected to take the main role of the North Korean defector.
As a result, if Lee Je Hoon accepts to lead in the upcoming movie, he will be one of the actors who take the role of North Korean soldier/agent. Previously, some famous South Korean actors successfully played as North Korean soldiers/agents. They are:
- Kang Dong Won on “Secret Reunion” (2010)
- Gong Yoo on “The Suspect” (2013)
- Jung Woo Sung on “Steel Rain” (2017)
- Hyun Bin on “Confidential Assignment” (2017)
The upcoming film “Escape” is a new project by Lee Jong Pil. Director Lee Jong Pil is famous for his works in “Samjin Company English Class” and “The Sound of a Flower.”
The Lamp production company, which is known for producing “Taxi Driver,” “Love, Lies,” “Malmoe: The Secret Mission,” and “Commitment,” will be responsible for the movie production.
Moreover, after the success of “Taxi Driver” and “Move to Heaven,” Lee Je Hoon’s next film, “Floor,” will be released on December 27, 2021. If Lee Je Hoon confirms to take the lead in “Escape,” this will be his first project in 2022.
So Kdrama lovers, what do you think about Lee Je Hoon’s possible upcoming movie? Please share your thoughts on the comment below.
In the meantime, while waiting for the updates, let’s have a throwback to the acting skills of Lee Je Hoon as Kim Do Gi in the crime action drama “Taxi Driver.”
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