Gong Yoo turns dramatic and serious for the upcoming film “The Crucible.” The actor, most recently of the romantic comedy film “Finding Mr. Destiny” and best known for his star-making turn as the conflicted coffee shop owner in “Coffee Prince,” transforms into a crusader for deaf children in his latest project.
“The Crucible” is based on the true story of a newly appointed teacher, Kang In Ho (Gong) in a school for the deaf in Gwangju, who reveals the secret violence and tragedy in the lives of his students. The case went on from 2000-2005, documented into a novel by writer Gong Ji Yong.
Jung Yumi co-stars, while Kim Hyun Soo, Jung In Seo and Baek Seung Hwan as deaf students complete the cast.
“The Crucible” opens on September 22.