Writer-director Cho Ui-seok’s South Korean crime action thriller Master has been pre-sold to 31 countries even before its local December release.

The KPop Herald reports that CJ Entertainment has sold the film’s distribution rights to international territories such as the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Italy, Thailand, and Singapore among others.


In Master, Filmmaker Cho Ui-seok—known for his crime hits Make it Big (2002), The World of Silence (2006) and Cold Eyes (2013)—directs three of Korea’s biggest actors.

Master is a complex battle between cops and con artists. Lee Byung-hun, who we recently saw in The Age of Shadows (2016) and The Magnificent Seven (2016), plays Jin Hyun—the charming conman and chairman of Won Network. Actor-model Kim Woo Bin, of Friend 2 (2013) and The Con Artists (2014) fame, plays Park Jang-gun—Jin’s faithful right-hand man and Won Network’s tech expert.

When Won Network gets involved in a multibillion-dollar fraud case, Kim Jae-myeong, the team leader of the police intelligent crime unit, must hunt down Jin. Gang Dong-won, known for the blockbusters The Priests (2015) and A Violent Prosecutor (2016), plays the charismatic cop Kim. Uhm Ji-Won as Lieutenant Shin Gemma, Oh Dal-Su as Prosecutor Hwang Myung Joon, and Jin Kyuan as advertising executive Kim Eom Ma, complete the ensemble.

Watch the official international trailer for Master: