MLB's Choo, Ryu Appear in Korean Baseball Film

      May 07, 2013 10:40

      Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Choo Shin-soo of the Cincinnati Reds both make cameo performances in Kim Yong-hwa's film soon-to-be-released "Mr. Go."

      The two came to appear in the movie as they are acquainted with the director. The movie will hit local theaters in July.

      /Courtesy of Showbox Mediaplex

      "Mr. Go," based on the work of famous cartoonist Hur Young-man, tells the story of a gorilla with a special skillset who joins a professional baseball team in Korea and becomes a superstar.

      Ryu, Choo and real-life players from the Doosan Bears in Korea's professional league appear as teammates who are amazed by the talented primate's batting skills.

      "Ryu and Choo's acting abilities are on par with their excellent baseball skills, and they both seemed excited about their first appearance on the silver screen," said Showbox, the film's distributor.

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