Han Jun Woo Joins Lee Min Ho and Yoon Yeo Jeong in Upcoming Global Drama “Pachinko”
On July 23, “Be Melodramatic” actor Han Jun Woo was chosen for the new global drama project “Pachinko”.
Han Jun Woo in upcoming global drama ‘Pachinko’
The global drama series “Pachinko” is based on a novel of the same name written by Korean-American author Min Jin Lee.
“Pachinko” tells the story of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family who fight to control their destiny in Japan. It is a masterpiece that addresses themes such as power, racism, stereotypes and discrimination, which are still relevant to this day in the 21st century.
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The 38-year-old actor will play the role of “Joseph”, a factory worker who lives in Ikaino, Osaka, where most Koreans in Osaka live. He is the sole provider of his family.
Han Jun Woo in his previous projects and his first step in the United States
Han Jun Woo made his small screen debut with JTBC’s 2019 romantic drama series “Be Melodramatic” starring Cheon Woo Hee, Jeon Yeo Bin, Han Ji Eun and Gong Myung. He left a strong impression playing the role of Hong Dae, the late boyfriend of Eun Jung (Jeon Yeo Bin) who usually appears in his dreams.
(Photo: Instagram by Han Jun Woo)
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He also received praise and attention for his acting prowess as a villain with two different sides in SBS 2020’s legal drama “Hyena” and as a young Jung Jinyoung in tvN’s “My Unfamiliar Family”. .
Subsequently, actor Han Jun Woo showed another side of himself in KBS2’s political and romantic drama series “Into The Ring” and MBC’s romantic drama “Love Scene Number”.
Han Jun Woo is expected to broaden his acting spectrum as an actor with his first challenge with “Pachinko” in the United States.
Han Jun Woo with Lee Min Ho, Yoon Yeo Jeong and more in ‘Pachinko’
Han Jun Woo is first working with seasoned and seasoned actors Yoon Yeo Jeong who starred in “Sense8” and Jung Woong In, who appeared in several hit dramas “I Can Hear Your Voice”, “Pinocchio” and ” Prison Playbook “.
(Photo: Yoon Yeo Jeong and Lee Min Ho Instagram)
He will also collaborate with South Korean Hallyu star Lee Min Ho, who has starred in numerous prominent TV series “Boys Over Flowers”, “City Hunter”, “The Heirs” and “Legend of the Blue Sea ”. .
The global drama project is produced by world-class actors from Korea, Japan and the United States. ‘Pachinko’ also features Japanese-New Zealand actress Anna Sawai and Korean-Japanese actress Kaho Minami.
(Photo: Anna Sawai and Kaho Minami Instagram)
By rubbing shoulders with these bright, fresh and international actors, Han Jun Woo will surely enhance his acting skills and expand his range of actors in the film industry.
‘Pachinko’ and what we know so far
The global drama project “Pachinko” will be conducted in three languages: Korean, Japanese and English.
It is a worldwide masterpiece containing a total of eight episodes and is produced by Media Res and Blue Marble Pictures. “Pachinko” is directed by filmmakers Kogonada, Justin Chon and Soo Hugh.
Filming began in 2020 in Korea, Japan and America. On February 6, 2021, filming began in Canada and lasted until April. Its release date has not yet been announced.
‘Pachinko’ is scheduled to air on AppleTV + in 2021.
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Written by Elijah Mully.