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Lee Jung-jae to join Neeson in war movie

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Actor Lee Jung-jae will star in the upcoming war film titled “Operation Chromite,” teaming up with “Taken” star Liam Neeson.

C-JeS Entertainment, the 42-year-old actor’s agency, told Ilgan Sports, an affiliate of the Korea JoongAng Daily, on Monday that the actor recently signed a deal to appear in the film.

In the much-anticipated film based on the Korean War (1950-53), Lee will play a South Korean soldier, while Neeson will act out Korean War hero Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

The film is based on the Battle of Incheon, also known as Operation Chromite, which took place on Sept. 15, 1950.

MacArthur orchestrated the surprise attack as the head of UN forces, which turned the tide of the war against North Korea.

Neeson will visit Korea next month for shooting.

Lee began acting in 1993, and he first stole the attention of viewers with his well-built physique. He has been appearing in numerous films and drama series, and some of his recent hits are the movies “Assassination” (2015) and “The Face Reader” (2013).

By Sung So-young
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