Cha Seung-won poses during an interview with 10Asia at the magazine's studio in southern Seoul, Korea in June, 2011. [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]
Breaking out from a year-long hiatus after starring in MBC’s hit series “The Greatest Love,” Korean actor Cha Seung-won will mark his comeback in a Japanese play.
The actor will star in veteran Japanese play director Jung Eui-Shin’s new work, “Bring Me My Chariot of Fire,” according to his international agency ArtistView Friday.
Set in the early 1900s, the much-anticipated play will pivot around a group of young men who fight together to secure traditional Korean art and cultural works during the historic turbulence.
Cha will play a Korean man named Lee Soon-woo, who build a friendship with a Japanese man that has a strong affection towards Korean culture, Yanakihara Naoki [played by Kusanagi Tsuyoshi].
Co-starring famous Japanese actors Hirosue Ryoko, Kagawa Teruyuki, and Korean veteran actor Kim Eung-soo, the play will open at the Akasaka ACT Theater in Toyko on November 3.
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