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Choi Woo Sik Considers Fighting Zombies

BY Julie Jones | Mar 24, 2015 10:43 AM EDT

Choi Woo Sik

Choi Woo Sik may follow his appearance in the drama "Fool's Love" with a disaster film role.

His agency, JYP Entertainment, says he is currently in the process of negotiating a role in the film "To Busan," which will be directed by Yun Sang Ho.

In the film, Choi Wo Sik will play a baseball player who gets on a train to Busan. It seems like an ordinary trip but then terrible things start to happen. A lethal virus spreads on the train and starts turning people into zombies. His character must do what he can to survive.

So far, a few other stars have agreed to appear in the film and a few more are considering a role. Definitely in are actors Gong Yoo, Ma Dong Suk and Jung Yoo Mi. Still considering a role is Wonder Girls member So Hee.

Choi Woo Sik's current drama "Fool's Love" offered him his first leading k-drama role as the sweet, ethical Ho Gu. Ho Gu means fool and some might say that he becomes a fool for love. Except that there's nothing foolish about his devotion or sense of responsibility. Choi Woo Sik makes Ho Gu charming and likeable.

Before co-starring in "Fool's Love" with Uee and 2AM's Im Seulong, he appeared in the legal drama "Pride and Prejudice with co-stars Choi Jin Hyuk and Bark Jin Hee. In "Pride and Prejudice" he played a half-hearted prosecutor.

And shortly before he appeared in "Pride and Prejudice," he played Jang Hyuk's almost half brother in the comedy "Fated To Love You."

It was a very good year for the actor. In 2014, he also won a Busan Actor of the Year award for his role in the coming-of-age film "Set Me Free." It was one of the year's most successful indie films. He played a 16-year-old who aged out of the group home he grew up in. To survive he enters a religious school, saying he wants to become a priest, even though he does not believe in God.

The Busan Actor of the Year award led the 24-year-old actor to predict that the year would become the most memorable of his life.

"I think I've entered a golden era in my life and feel both happy and worried at the same time as an actor," he said at a 19th Busan International Film Festival press conference.

He need not have worried, as 2015 also seems to be shaping up as a memorable year for him.

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