Kim Tae-ri to join Kang Dong-won, Ha Jung-woo in ‘1987’

By Yoon Min-sik
  • Published : Feb 1, 2017 - 15:07
  • Updated : Feb 1, 2017 - 15:07

Korean actress Kim Tae-ri will join the cast of the upcoming film “1987,” which will depict the pivotal year of the Korean pro-democracy movement.

Kim’s agency J,Wide-Company confirmed the actress has been cast for a role in the movie and is expected to soon hold a meeting with the film’s producers to discuss the details. 

Kim Tae-ri (J,Wide-Company)

The flick will be directed by Jang Jun-hwan, best known for science fiction cult classic “Save the Green Planet.” The star-studded cast includes big names such as Kang Dong-won, Ha Jung-woo and Kim Yun-seok.

Ha and Kim Tae-ri starred together in last year’s critically acclaimed “Handmaiden” from director Park Chan-wook.

Set in the same year as the title, “1987” will follow events that take took place during the politically turbulent year under the iron-fisted rule of Chun Doo-hwan. The torture and death of student protester Park Jong-chul triggered what came to be called the “June Struggle,” nationwide pro-democracy protests that ultimately brought down the authoritarian regime of Chun.

By Yoon Min-sik