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Ryoo casts for ‘Veteran’

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Yoo Ah-in and Hwang Jung-min

One of Korea’s most popular action directors, Ryoo Seung-wan, has reportedly settled on most of the cast for his newest project, a crime-thriller titled “Veteran.”

Seasoned actor Hwang Jung-min will reportedly play a detective in the film, and rising star Yoo Ah-in will be a young millionaire who comes into conflict with him, according to local reports yesterday.

Hwang, who has starred in many films over the past decade, including “New World” (2012) and “You Are My Sunshine” (2005), has worked with Ryoo before in the 2010 movie “The Unjust.”

Yoo rose to fame in the 2010 TV series “Sungkyunkwan Scandal.”

Other actors cast in the film include Yu Hae-jin, of “Tazza: The High Rollers” (2006), and Oh Dal-su, of “The Attorney” (2013).

The model Jang Yoon-joo will also make her movie debut in the film, apparently, taking a strong supporting role.

Ryoo made a striking debut on the movie scene with the ultra-low-budget action film “Die Bad” in 2000. His most recent film, “The Berlin File,” was the fifth-biggest movie in Korea last year, earning more than 52 billion won, or about $50 million.

“Veteran” is scheduled to hit local theaters in the latter part of the year.

By Jin Eun-soo, contributing writer

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