Thursday, July 1, 2010

Trio of Chuno veterans return for Runaway

Sung Dong-il, Gong Hyung-jin, Jo Hee-bong

Three familiar faces from Chuno will be back for the writer-director pair’s new drama Runaway, adding some solid talent to the supporting cast. In Chuno, Sung Dong-il had played the slightly unhinged slave hunter Jin-ho, Gong Hyung-jin played escaped slave Up-bong, and Jo Hee-bong was Kkeut-bong.

In Runaway, Sung Dong-il again shows off his sly side, this time as a Korean-Japanese gyopo who is a wily private eye named Nakamura Hwang. (He’ll be pulling double-duty, since he’s also been cast in a comic role for My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho, which will also air in the fall.) Gong Hyung-jin plays Rain’s supporter in China, Master Jang. Jo Hee-bong (whom I’ll always remember for doing crazy so convincingly as Hong Gil Dong’s king) plays a cool-headed private detective named James based in Vietnam and Thailand. All three actors have built their characters playing memorable, often quirky, supporting roles, and chances are good they’ll be doing the same here.

Furthermore, Han Jung-soo (General Choi) is also reportedly signed on for a Runaway cameo.

The drama features a slew of name actors in its main cast with Rain, Lee Na-young, Daniel Henney, Lee Jung-jin, and Yoon Jin-seo onboard. It will air in late September

credit : javabeans

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