Kim Go-Eun is cast in movie “Hero” co-starring Jung Sung-Hwa. The movie is based on musical “Youngwoong” and the movie version will be directed by Yoon Je-Kyun (“Ode To My Father“). The musical itself covers the assassination of Hirobumi Ito (who was the first Japanese Resident-General of Korea) and his assassination by Korean independence activist An Jung-Geun in 1909. Jung Sung-Hwa plays An Jung-Geun in the musical and now the movie version. For Kim Go-Eun, she will play the fictional character of Seol-Hee. She becomes a member of the Korean independence movement and a geisha who informs the movement on Hirobumi Ito’s activity.
Filming for “Hero” will take place in the second half of 2019 and the movie will be released sometime next year in South Korea. Shooting locations will take place in Russia, China, Japan and South Korea.