Box-office king and critically acclaimed thespian Song Kang-Ho is slated to star in the upcoming Korean period thriller, “Drug King”. Song plays a drug lord building his illegal empire in 1970s Busan.
Expectations are high, as Song Kang-Ho is known for delivering award-winning performances. He frequently works with the best Korean filmmakers. He starred in Chan-Wook Park’s “J.S.A.: Joint Security Area” (2000), “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” (2002), and “Thirst” (2009), as well as Joon-Ho Bong’s “Memories of Murder” (2003), “The Host” (2006), and “Snowpiercer” (2013). Recently, Song came out in Kim Jee-woon’s smash hit “The Age of Shadows” (2016), Korea’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards. “Drug King” pairs Song with writer-director Woo Min-Ho, who recently helmed the 2015 gangster film “Inside Men”—Korea’s top grossing R-rated movie of all-time.
Filming for “Drug King” is set for 2017. No word yet on the release date.