So Ji-sub cast as male lead in upcoming film

최종수정 2011.05.26 00:02 기사입력 2011.05.25 23:59

Korean actor So Ji-sub [51K]
Korean actor So Ji-sub [51K]

Korean actor So Ji-sub has been cast in an upcoming film, according to his agency 51K.

An official from 51K confirmed with 10Asia on Wednesday that So will play the male lead in the movie tentatively titled "Employee" set to crank in during the latter half of this year.

"Employee" tells the story of a hitman that decides to quit his job after falling in love with a woman. He later becomes a target of his former colleagues.

So is one of the most popular actors in Korea and has appeared in numerous TV dramas and movies since his debut in 1996. He became a household name in Korea and Asia with his roles in 2004 hit series "Something Happened in Bali" and "I'm Sorry, I Love You."

He is currently filming the movie "Only You," helmed by critically acclaimed director Song Il-gon, in which he plays a former boxer named Chul-min that falls in love with a girl who gradually loses her eyesight, to be played by actress Han Hyo-joo.
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