Lee Jung Hyun Boards 'Battleship Island'
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    Singer-actress Lee Jung-hyun has joined the film “Battleship,” which will be directed by Ryu Seung-wan.

    Lee will portray a sex slave who experiences hardships while living on a Japanese island.

    In January it was confirmed that actors Song Joong-ki, So Ji-sub and Hwang Jung-min will also star in the film.

    The film tells the story of Korean people who were subjected to forced labor during Japan’s occupation of Korea.

    Director Ryu is highly anticipated from the public since he had a great success with his latest movie “Veteran,” which was released last year. The film notched up about 13 million admissions at the local box office, making it the third-biggest Korean movie ever released.

    “Battleship” will start shooting in June and open in theaters in 2017.

    (CJ Entertainment)

    By Kim Soo-hyang (shkim@heraldcorp.com)
    Lee Jung Hyun confirmed for new film 'Hashima (working title)'
    Source: STARN News

    Lee Jung Hyun has been confirmed for new film 'Hashima (working title).'

    Recently, along with Hwang Jung Min, So Ji Sub, and Song Joong Ki, Lee Jung Hyun has been confirmed for director Ryu Seung Wan's new film, 'Hashima (working title).'

    'Hashima' is going to evolve around four hundred citizens of Joseon, who were moved to the Japanese island of Hashima during the Japanese occupation of Korea. 'Hashima' is the new film of director Ryu Seung Wan, who had directed 'VETERAN,' and Hwang Jung Min, So Ji Sub, Song Joong Ki, and Lee Jung Hyun have all been confirmed as lead roles.

    Lee Jung Hyun made a successful film screen debut through 'ROARING CURRENTS,' and received 'Best Actress' award last year at Blue Dragon Awards. In 'Hashima,' Lee Jung Hyun is going to play as a female lead role named 'Mal Nyeon,' who tries to escape Hashima with Lee Kang Ok (played by Hwang Jung Min), Choi Chil Sung (played by So Ji Sub), and Park Moo Young (played by Song Joong Ki).

    Mal Nyeon gets moved to Hashima after going through endless troubles under the Japanese colonization, but she never loosens her strong grip on hope. Lee Jung Hyun had surprised a great number of movie fans and critiques with her phenomenal performance last year, and many people are showing huge anticipation for another transformation that she will present through 'Hashima.'

    Meanwhile, the first shoot for 'Hashima' is going to take place in June, and the full movie will be officially released in 2017.

    /Reporting by Lee Mi-Ji en@starnnews.com

    LEE Jung-hyun Boards BATTLESHIP ISLAND
    RYOO Seung-wan’s Latest Starts Shooting in June

    by Pierce Conran / KoBiz

    Following her awards success in the hit indie Alice In Earnestland, LEE Jung-hyun has boarded Battleship Island. Director RYOO Seung-wan’s latest is coming together as the actress joins the already announced stars HWANG Jung-min, SO Ji-sub and SONG Joong-ki and the production is now eyeing a June start date.

    RYOO’s film will take place on Japan’s Hashima Island (nicknamed Battleship Island) during World War II, where Korean and Chinese civilians or prisoners of war are forced to work. LEE will play a sex slave on the island while her co-stars play other unwilling island inhabitants who take part in a daring escape plan.

    Already a popular singer, LEE has made a name for herself as a performer in acclaimed indie films, including Juvenile Offender (2012) in addition to Alice In Earnestland, as well as a supporting part in the all-time box office champ Roaring Currents (2014).

    Expectations are high for the film, as it reunites RYOO and HWANG after last year’s all-time number three hit Veteran, and adds some major box office firepower with SO and SONG. HWANG in particular has been on a roll, having recently appeared in both the blockbusters The Himalayas and A Violent Prosecutor.

    Filmmaker R & K is on board to produce while CJ Entertainment will finance and distribute. Battleship Island will bow at some point in 2017.