Yoon cast in tale of blood merchant
Based on Chinese author Yu Hua’s 1995 novel of the same title, the film follows a man who sells his own blood to make money for his family.
The movie’s production team held the first reading session last month, inviting the main cast members, including actor Ha Ji-won and Ju Jin-mo, who also played a tragic couple in the recently finished MBC drama “Empress Ki.”
As Ha’s film is one of the most anticipated of the season, Yoon’s news sparked considerable attention from local film fans. Yoon is considered one of the most successful actresses who came from a singing background. After starting her career as a teenage member of girl group Baby V.O.X in the late 1990s, she started to work on her acting career in 2006, appearing in the MBC drama “Princess Hours” that same year.
In 2007, she starred in “Coffee Prince” and established herself as a Korean Wave icon. However, Yoon hasn’t had much appeal at the local box office. Her latest film, “My Black Mini Dress,” only managed to draw in 313,953 admissions.
The “Chronicle” team starts filming on Tuesday.
By Kim Hee-eun, contributing writer