Lee Byung Hun to attend Toronto International Film Festival

Su Jin Jang, Aug. 30, 2016, 9:25 a.m.


Korean actor Lee Byung Hun is set to attend the 41st annual Toronto International Film Festival for the screening of his upcoming Hollywood film “The Magnificent Seven,” according to his management company BH Entertainment on Tuesday.

Starring Lee and American actors Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke, the Western action film -- a remake of the 1960 movie of the same name -- follows seven mercenaries as they fight to protect a village from cold-blooded thieves.

Taking place from Sept. 8-18, this year’s festival will also feature other Korean films, including Kim Ji-won’s “The Age of Shadows,” Kim Sung-soo’s “Asura: The City of Madness” and Park Chan-wook’s “The Handmaiden.” 

After the event, Lee is scheduled to return to Korea to promote the film here. 

An established actor in Hollywood, Lee -- along with three other Korean film industry leaders -- was invited to join the 2016 membership class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars, earlier this year.

Last month, Lee received the Star Asia award at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival. 

Directed by Antoine Fuqua, “The Magnificent Seven” is set to open in local theaters on Sept. 14.

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