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Lee Byung Hun Will Attend 'Memories Of The Sword' Premiere in Korea

BY Julie Jones | Jul 15, 2015 03:08 PM EDT

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Lee Byung Hun will return to Korea for promotional activities surrounding his last Korean film "Memories of the Sword."

The actor has been in America, working on a remake of the film "The Magnificent Seven" with co-stars Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio. Before that Lee worked on the film "Beyond Deceit" with co-stars Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino. Lee has spent a large part of the last year in the U.S., also participating in promotion events for his film "Terminator Genisys."

His wife actress Lee Min Jung accompanied him for part of the time he was there. The couple returned to Korea for the birth of their first child in the spring. Their son was born on March 31. Lee Byung Hun spent a few weeks with his wife and baby before returning to the U.S. for work.

According to the Korean media outlet Star News, Lee Byung Hun will attend the premiere of "Memories of the Sword" on July 24 and is discussing further promotional events with Lotte Entertainment.

The film also stars Jeon Do Yeon, Kim Go Eun, Lee Kyung Young, Kim Tae Woo, 2PM's Lee Junho and Z:EA's Park Hyung Sik. They are all expected to attend the premiere.

The story about three exceptionally gifted swordsmen is set during the ancient Goryeo Kingdom. Lee Byung Hun plays Deok Gi. Jeon Do Yeon plays Seol Rang, while Kim Go Eun plays Hong Ee. The swordsmen lead an uprising but Deok Gi betrays the uprising, leading to the death of many of his previous brothers-in-arms. Seol Rang, who is expecting a child, disappears after her husband is killed.

Eighteen years later she is a blind woman managing a teahouse. She's teaching her daughter Hong Ee how to be a master sword fighter. One day Deok Gi, now a military ruler, holds a sword match in which Hong Ee participates. Her skill and style are both hard to miss.

When Hong Ee finds out how her father dies she embarks on a quest for revenge.

That means she has to face Deok Gi and her sword-fighting skills may be put to the test.

The film's release date is August 13.

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