“1987” is directed by Jang Joon Hwan, who also directed Yeo Jin Goo’s past film “Hwayi: A Monster Boy.” The upcoming film focuses on the year 1987 when South Korea was fighting for democracy and people tried to uncover truth behind activist Park Jong Chul’s torturous death.
In the film, Yeo Jin Goo will be playing patriotic martyr Park Jong Chul, a college student who was detained and tortured to tell the whereabouts of his fellow activists. The activist eventually passed away due to horrific tortures of assault, electrocution, and waterboarding. This event sparked the resistance against former president Chun Doo Hwan’s regime and later opened the path of democracy for the citizens of South Korea.
Although he accepted this offer right away thanks to his relationship with the director, Yeo Jin Goo reportedly feels a great sense of responsibility as he is set to play the role of activist Park Jong Chul.
Anticipation is skyrocketing for “1987” because it covers such a meaningful historical event, which is why so many talented actors agreed to appear in the film.
“1987” will start filming in April.
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