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Alibaba Pictures invests in Kim Soo-hyun's upcoming film

All Headlines 09:46 October 12, 2015

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Yonhap) -- Alibaba Pictures, the film division of Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group, will invest in Kim Soo-hyun's upcoming film "Real," the South Korean actor's talent agency said Monday.

Zhang Qiang, head of Alibaba Pictures, signed the agreement at the 20th Busan International Film Festival held in the South Korean port city last week, Keyeast Entertainment said.

"The deal appears to reflect (Alibaba Pictures') expectations of Kim, whose appearance in South Korean romantic drama 'My Love from the Star' catapulted him to international fame last year," the agency said in a statement.

In "Real," Kim portrays a man who carries out illicit conduct for money and whose fate takes a turn after meeting a writer.

Alibaba Pictures is a relatively new film production and investment company whose first investment was in Hollywood blockbuster "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," according to the agency.

sojungpark@yna.co.kr
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