Choi Soo-jong in first film since 1994
In the movie, which is to be released Thursday, Choi, 50, will play the late Kim Woo-soo, whose good deeds came to light after he died at age 54 in a motorbike accident in September 2011 in Seoul. Kim, who grew up as an orphan, helped five under-privileged children for years despite his 700,000 won ($641) monthly salary.
Kim’s story touched many people, and director Yoon Hak-ryul decided to turn it into a movie.
Choi and fellow actors Lee Su-na and Ki Ju-bong received no money for the movie. Kim Tae-won, a lead singer of the rock band, Boohwal, produced songs with novelist Lee Oi-soo and donated them as the movie’s soundtrack, while fashion designer Choi Sang-bong donated costumes. CJ E&M, Korea’s largest film distributor, also will donate its services.
Choi has focused on TV dramas since the 1994 romantic comedy, “A Man Who Can’t Even Kiss.”
By Moon Gwang-lip