Korean star Lee Byung-hun is named as one of the cast for Hollywood movie “G.I. Joe”, which is based on the popular comic and cartoon series.

Korean actor Lee Byung-hun

Lee will play the role Shadow Storm, not the main character but one of the fans favourite. He will star alongside Sienna Miller, Ray Park and Rachel Nichols etc. The movie has not started filming yet, and is expected to be released in summer 2009.

Hollywood actor Josh Harnett is working with host of A-list Asian stars in his next movie, “I come with the Rain.”

The Asian stars include Japanese hunk Takuya Kimura (pic right), Korean star Lee Byung-hun (pic left) and Hong Kong actor Daniel Wu Shawn Yue.

Lee Byung-hun and Takuya Kimura

Josh is starring as a detective that is mentally disturbed after capturing a serial killer. He is assigned to help a Japanese to find his missing son (Takuya Kimura) and encountered various situations in Asia.

Lee Byung-hun is playing a Hong Kong gangster; Daniel Shawn’s role is not revealed, but I am guessing that he is a policeman in Hong Kong helping Harnett in his case.

Josh, Lee and Shawn are currently filming the movie in Hong Kong; Takuya Kimura will be joining them in early September.

Update – it seems that Daniel Wu has to pull out from the filming because of injury; his role is taken by Shawn Yue instead.

Japanese movie “Hero,” starring Takuya Kimura and Takako Matsu, is scheduled to premiere in Japan on September 8.

The movie is an ‘extension’ of the same title popular drama in 2001, which was a great hit back then. Besides starring Takuya, Takako and most of the main casts from the drama, the movie will also feature popular Korean actor Lee Byung-hun.

Below is the movie trailer…

[The official website of Hero (movie)]

Japanese actor Takuya Kimura and actress Takako Matsu is in Pusan, Korea to film their movie “Hero.”

Hero the movie is a special edition of 2001 popular same title TV drama, which star Takuya as an attorney and Takako his assistant. Takuya and Takako are arguably the most popular Japanese on-screen couple over the past decade; they starred in a few TV dramas and all of those dramas were great hits.

Lee Byung-hun, Takako Matsu and Takuya Kimura filming Hero in Pusan

The making of the movie has gathered huge media attention in Japan, and now getting huge coverage in Korea as well, thanks to Korean star Lee Byung-hun (left of the pic), who is starring in the movie as Takuya’s nemesis if not mistaken.

[Source: Stareastasia]


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