Liam Neeson heading to Korea this month
Hollywood actor Liam Neeson will visit Korea later this month to shoot the big-budget war film “Operation Chromite,” according to industry insiders.
The film already began shooting and Neeson will join his Korean co-stars in the second week of this month.
The film is based on the Korean War (1950-53) and will specifically follow the Battle of Incheon, also known as Operation Chromite, which took place on Sept. 15, 1950.
Neeson will play Korean War hero Gen. Douglas MacArthur while Korean actor Lee Jung-jae of “Assassination” will play a South Korean soldier.
MacArthur orchestrated the surprise attack as the head of UN forces, which turned the tide of the war against North Korea.
With the casting of Neeson, the film is generating much buzz even before its release. It is also getting attention because it will feature the young daughters of retired actress Shim Eun-ha.
Shim, who ruled the small and big screens in the 1990s, retired from acting in 2000 and has been living as a stay-at-home mother, but the media still reports on her personal life.