BY Julie Jones | Sep 08, 2015 02:41 PM EDT
Not to be confused with the 2015 Japanese film or the 2012 Indian film of the same name, Kim Sung Soo's "Asura," is an upcoming Korean crime action movie about the nature of corruption.
In the Korean film, produced by CJ Entertainment, Jung Woo Sung plays Han Do Kyung, a detective who is normally not afraid of anything. Fear does not factor into his decisions. But faced with the terror induced by his wife's terminal cancer, he chooses to ignore the law he has worked so hard to uphold.
Han Do Kyung is not very good at being a criminal and he does not get away with it. At the same time he is working hard to arrest Park Sung Bae, a crooked mayor, played by Hwang Jung Min. The mayor has connections in powerful places and his connections place pressure on Han Do Kyung. Park Sun Bae will do whatever it takes to retain his power.
"Asura" will mark the fourth time that Jung Woo Sung and director Kim Sung Su have worked together. The actor previously appeared in the director's films "Beat," "City of the Rising Sun" and "Musa the Warrior." Although Jung Woo Sung has not appeared in a drama since "Padam, Padam: The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats" in 2011, he has had roles in a few films, namely the 2013 film "Cold Eyes," the 2014 films "The Divine Move" and "Scarlet Innocence" and the 2015 film "Don't Forget Me."
Joo Ji Hoon, last seen in the successful melodrama "Mask," plays Moon Sun Mo, an undercover detective assigned to investigate the mayor. Oh Yeon Ah plays Jung Yoon Hee, Han Do Kyung's sick wife.
The film also stars Kwak Do Won as a prosecutor. Jung Man Shik will play the leader of the prosecution investigative team. Yoon Ji Hye plays a detective Kim Hae Gon plays a gang leader, while Kim Won Hae, plays a gangster. Yoon Jae Moon appears in the film as a detective squad chief. The film begins shooting in September.
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