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From left to right: Jung Woo Sung, Han Hyo Joo, and Kang Dong Won (Source: Soompi.com)

The three stars will join together in the sci-fi thriller movie based on the Japanese animation by the same name, which was produced by director Okiwuri Hiroyuki.

Kang Dong Won will be playing as the male lead – a young cop in a special force named Lim Joong Kyung, and Jung Woo Sung joins the cast in the role of Lim Joong Kyung’s superior officer named Jang Jin Tae. The female lead belongs to Han Hyo Joo, she will be playing a character named Lee Yoon Hee whose backstory is still vague as of yet and has a sister with the nickname Red Hat.

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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade anime poster (Source: IMDb)

Instead of setting the background in a post-World War II background where Japan had become a police state like the original Japanese anime, this Korean adaptation is set in an alternate universe where both North and South Korea have been preparing to establish a joint government for the past seven years. However, there are political forces on each side that don’t want the reunification to happen, causing complications. The movie plot will be focused on political uprisings growing fierce when a special police force is formed to stop the chaos.

This dystopian war film is helmed by well-known director Kim Jee Woon, which means Jung Woo Sung will be reuniting with him for the first time in eight years since The Good, The Bad, The Weird and Gift. On the other hand, Han Hyo Joo and Kang Dong Won are currently working on another project together, Golden Slumber, which will be premiered in the near future.

In addition, Kim Moo Yeol, Han Yeri, Heo Jun Ho và SHINee’s Minho also confirmed to star in the movie. Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade will start filming in August this year.

Source: Allkpop & Dramabeans (1)(2)