Megan Fox and Kim Myung-Min have confirmed to appear in the upcoming Korean war film, “Jangsa-ri 9.15” (working title).
On August 24, Taewon Entertainment reported that Megan Fox and Kim Myung-Min have confirmed to appear in the upcoming Korean film “Jangsa-ri 9.15,” directed by producers Kwak Kyung-Taek and Kim Tae-Hoon.
“Jangsa-Ri 9.15” will tell a story about the Battle of Jangsa, an actual event that took place on September 15, 1950.
The United Nations peacekeepers and General MacArthur had orchestrated a demonstration operation to ensure the success of the Battle of Inchon. During this operation, about 772 student soldiers landed near Jangsa-Ri and successfully blocked a national railroad, consequently blocking the supply route for North Korean army force.
In the movie, Megan Fox will take on the role of Margaret Higgins, a war correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune. At the time, Higgins used her coverage of the Korean war to help request aid for Korea from other countries. Furthermore, she became the first woman figure to receive a Pulitzer Prize for her book, “War in Korea,” which narrates the story of the Korean Civil War.
Moreover, Megan Fox explained why she decided to appear in this Korean film. The actress said, “I was fascinated by this character named Margaret Higgins, and wanted to take on this role even if I had to readjust my schedule. In order to depict this character as accurately as possible, I plan to watch other documentaries and study more about the Korean war.”
Meanwhile, Kim Myung-Min will appear as a task force commander, Lee Myung-Heum, who risked his life to protect the young student soldiers during the battle. He received an order to form a guerrilla unit to take on the Battle of Jangsa, which he had led to a success with a love for his country and responsibility for the soldiers under his command.
After concluding the casting, the movie aims for a crank-in in October, and a premiere next year.
Translated by Dasol Kim
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