October 22, 2018 10:19
French actor Vincent Cassel is set to make his first appearance in a Korean movie. Cassel will play the chairman of the International Monetary Fund in "Default," which also stars top actors Kim Hye-soo and Yoo Ah-in.
Cassel is an internationally regarded actor, with a list of movie credits including "L'Appartement," "Jason Bourne," "The Black Swan," and "Ocean's Twelve."
"Default" dramatizes the IMF chief's secret trip to Korea during the economic crisis in 1997 for negotiations that eventually led to the IMF's bailout of the country.
Eugene Lee, the head of the film's producer Zip Cinema, said, "It's a very important role requiring a big presence in the movie. After much deliberation, we decided to contact Cassel's agency, and the actor accepted the part. He liked the role and script, and he has a keen interest in Korean movies."
The film will hit theaters here on Nov. 28.
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