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Actors cast for upcoming N.K. defector crime film

All Headlines 17:16 October 20, 2016

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Yonhap) -- Film distributor Warner Brothers Korea said Thursday that movie stars Jang Dong-gun, Kim Myung-min, Park Hee-soon and Lee Jong-suk will shoot an upcoming film starting Oct. 22.

"VIP" revolves around a North Korean defector who is the prime suspect in a serial murder and is pursued by both the police and a spy.

Actor Lee is to play the suspect, while Jang was cast as a mediator between the CIA and the Korean National Intelligence Service.

Kim is to star as a policeman and Park will appear as a North Korean spy.

"The film will let people see the new side of each actor. It will be more than just a noir," director Park Hoon-jung, well known for his movie "New World," said.

The crime movie will reach theaters in 2017.

This undated photo provided by film distributor Warner Brothers Korea shows, from left to right, Park Hee-soon, Jang Dong-gun, Park Hoon-jung, Kim Myung-min and Lee Jong-suk. (Yonhap)

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