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Lee Jong-seok courted to become biological murder weapon for film Witch


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Lee Jong-seok courted to become biological murder weapon for film Witch

So it looks like Lee Jong-seok (W—Two Worlds) won’t be starring in a soccer movie after all. He has not confirmed his next project after his drama with Suzy, While You Were Sleeping, but according to his agency, YG Entertainment, a strong contender is Director Park Hoon-jung’s sci-fi mystery film Witch.

Witch is about a female high school student who has been trained to be a biological weapon. I’m hoping that means an awesome woman version of Wolverine, or maybe a girl who can release biological poisons from her body on command. Of course, being a living murder weapon would probably put a strain on one’s sense of self, and so she goes through an identity crisis. However, she somehow becomes involved in a homicide case that happens near her. If he confirms, Lee Jong-seok will play a fellow experimental human, who was trained similarly to the main female character.

One of the reasons that Lee Jong-seok may sign on is that he’s worked with Director Park before in shooting VIP, which is a to-be-released North-South Korean spy thriller. Director Park has already set his eyes on Lee Jong-seok to play the male lead, but the female lead is yet undecided. The director expressed his desire to have a fresh rookie actress, and not an established industry pick, to be his female lead and has opened up auditions for it. I’m just crossing my fingers that it won’t lead to another My Sassy Girl situation.

Filming and production for Witch is expected to begin during the latter half of this year.

Via Chosun Sports

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