‘Oldboy’ Star Choi Min-sik Heads ‘Exhuma’ Cast, Drops Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

‘Oldboy’ Star Choi Min-sik Heads ‘Exhuma’ Cast, Drops Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

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Choi Min-sik, the veteran Korean actor who previously starred in “Oldboy” and Korea’s all-time box office record breaker “Roaring Currents,” heads the cast of upcoming mystery-thriller film “Exhuma.” The title, which will debut in Korean theaters in February, also released its first-look images and an atmospheric trailer.

Choi appears as an exorcist who unleashes unexpected supernatural forces.

According to a synopsis supplied by Showbox, “A wealthy family living in Los Angeles calls on a pair of young shaman, played by Kim Go-eun and Lee Do-hyun, to save their newborn child after they are visited by a series of paranormal events. [The shaman duo] senses that the dark shadow of an ancestor has latched on the family, a so-called ‘Grave’s Calling’. In order to exhume the grave and relieve the ancestor, they seek help from a leading geomancer, portrayed by Choi, and a mortician (portrayed by Yoo Hai-jin). To their dismay, the four find the grave at a shady location in a remote village in Korea. The exhumation is carried out, but unleashes a malevolent force buried beneath.”

The movie is a presentation of a Showbox and Pinetown Production picture in association with MCMC and is a Jang Jae-hyun film. Jang is known for directing “Svaha: The Sixth Finger” and “The Priests.”

One of the leading actors of his generation, Choi has notched up iconic cinema roles in “Oldboy” “Shiri,” “I Saw the Devil” and Luc Besson’s “Lucy.” Last year he took on his first significant TV role – in Disney+ crime series “Big Bet” – for over 20 years.

Cast of ‘Exhuma’. Clockwise from top left: Kim Go-Eun, Choi Min-sik, Yoo Hai-jin, Lee Do-hyun. Showbox, Pinetown

His co-stars in “Exhuma” are also notable. Kim Go-eun is the star of Netflix series “Little Women,” as well as series “Guardian” and “Eungyo.” Yoo starred in “The Night Owl,” “Confidential Assignment 2: International” and “Space Sweepers.” Lee Do-hyun has credits in “The Good Bad Mother,” hit series “The Glory” and “Sweet Home.”

Watch the trailer here:

Exhuma poster image SHowbox, Pinetown


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