Hwang Jung-min, Song Joong-ki and So Ji-sub to headline new flick

Actors Hwang Jung-min, Song Joong-ki and So Ji-sub have been confirmed to star in a periodic flick with the working title “Battleship,” the production company announced Friday.

The film, helmed by star director Ryu Seung-wan of “Veteran,” centers on 400 Korean people who are forced to board a Japanese battleship during the time when Korea was a colony of Japan.

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From left: So Ji-sub, Song Joong-ki and Hwang Jung-min

Hwang (“Ode to My Father,” “Veteran”) plays Lee Kang-ok, who was tricked into boarding the ship, believing that he would be going to Japan so he could protect his daughter. So (“Oh My Venus,” “Master’s Sun”) takes on the role of Choi Chil-sung, known for his fierce fighting skills. Song, who is returning to the small screen with much-anticipated TV drama “Descendants of the Sun” in February, plays Park Moo-young, an independence fighter.

“Battleship” will be filmed this year and is slated to premiere next year.

Sung-mi Ahn
The Korea Herald