Recently, movie industry insiders have been reporting that actor Byun Yo Han has been cast in director Lee Joon Ik’s new film.
Seol Kyung Gu has also been cast in the film, which tells the story of Jeong Yak-jeon, the older brother of the famous Joseon scholar Jeong Yakyong. After being involved in the Catholic Persecution of 1801 and exiled to Heuksando Island, he meets a young and passionate fisherman. The two of them work together to analyze the fish around the island and create an illustrated atlas of fish for the Joseon era.
Seol Kyung Gu will play the role of Jeong Yak-jeon, while Byun Yo Han is rumored to have been cast as the young fisherman. The casting news is garnering attention due to Byun Yo Han’s recent role in the hit tvN drama “Mr. Sunshine.”
On January 9, a source from Byun Yo Han’s agency, Saram Entertainment, stated to Star News that the actor was positively reviewing the casting offer from the movie.
The movie is currently in the middle of finalizing its lead and supporting cast and will begin filming in July.
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