[Writer's Choice] Korean actors making way in Hollywood!

Yumi Kim , May 6, 2019, 4:16 p.m.


Do you guys remember the heroic role in zombie thriller 'Train to Busan'? The buff and mean guy yet funny character played by Ma Dong Seok also known as Don Lee is making way into Hollywood. The South Korean actor has been casted in the upcoming Marvel film 'The Eternals'.  Yes, the funny gangpe (gangster)-like actor will be heading into the superhero realm. Although it is not sure what role he will be playing, many speculate that it is likely that he will be given the role of the muscled-speedster Makkari, also known as Hurricane and Mercury. For those that don't know about the story of 'The Enternals', the narrative tells the story of superheroes created by the Celestials to defend Earth against all evil. Like 'Thor's story, the Eternals combined science-fiction with mythology. The characters are superhumans who must protect Earth from the villains, the Deviants.  

In addition to Ma Dong Seok, Angelina Jolie will be joining the film. While actor Kumail Nanjiani is currently negotiating to star as well. The film is expected to begin filming August 2019. Stay tune~! 

In addition, actress Jeon Jong-seo, who took the lead role in her debut film "Burning," is in talks to star in the upcoming Hollywood movie "Blood Moon," a fantasy film directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. The film centralizes on the life of a young girl with strange and bizarre abilities who escapes from a mental asylum and must go back to the modern world in the streets of New Orleans. The film ventures into fantastical adventures of the '80s and '90s. Best part? Speculations suggest that Jeon Jong-seo might be playing the lead character. 

Additionally, Gang Dong Won will make his big Hollywood debut in disaster blockbuster film "Tsunami LA." The actor will be playing a Korean-American surfer who confronts the massive tidal wave that hits Los Angeles. Gang Dong Won will be starring in the film along actors Thomas Jane and Jordan Barrett. Productions of the film started in the end of April 2019. 

Henry, former member of Super Junior-M, is a Hong Kong Canadian who has made a name of himself in Korea and China, additionally, the former idol has now stepped into the Hollywood red carpet. Henry will be appearing in the American comedy film "A Dog's Journey." In the film, directed by Gail Mancuso, Henry plays the boyfriend of lead character C.J. The film is set to release on May 17 in North America. 


Lastly, Lee Tae-ri, the young rookie actor who earned some recognition in the 2012 sitcom "Rooftop Prince," will make a special appearance as an Asian prince named Prince Lee in the upcoming Hollywood fantasy film "Anastasia: Once Upon a Time." The film has finished filming and is waiting for its North American release.

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