Jin Sun Kyu, Oh Na Ra, Jang Dong Ju, And More Confirmed For New Boxing Film
A star-studded lineup of actors will be teaming up for the upcoming film “Count” (literal title)!
On December 27, CJ Entertainment revealed that the film, which will be produced by Film K (whose previous works include “On Your Wedding Day” and “E.X.I.T”), has confirmed its starring cast.
“Count” will tell the story of former gold medalist-turned-gym teacher Si Heon (played by Jin Sun Kyu) and rebellious student Yoon Woo (played by Sung Yoo Bin) as they throw a punch at the unfair world.
Jin Sun Kyu will portray former gold medalist-turned-gym teacher Si Heon. After retiring from his career as one of the nation’s top boxers, Si Heon frustrates the people around him with his stubborn, self-centered ways. Jin Sun Kyu, who recently starred in several hit blockbusters including “Extreme Job” and “The Outlaws,” will show off his Gyeongsang Province dialect as he undergoes another transformation for this new film.
Sung Yoo Bin, who mesmerized audiences with his acting in movies like “Last Child,” “Birthday,” “The Battle: Roar to Victory,” and “Moonlit Winter,” will be playing the character of Yoon Woo. Although Yoon Woo was born with outstanding skills, he lost hope early on in his life after facing the world’s injustice. Sung Yoo Bin will show his tough, fierce side by transforming into a rebellious student who channels his anger to become a rising boxer.
Jang Dong Ju, who made a lasting impression as a murder suspect on “Mr. Temporary,” joins the cast as Hwan Joo, a character who starts boxing because he doesn’t want to become a street thug.
“Count” is set to begin filming sometime in the first half of 2020.