Lee Jung Jae and Jeon Ji Hyun Reunite on the Big Screen for Thieves

Pardon me? Did I read the news story right? The casting has finally been confirmed for the upcoming blockbuster-in-the-making Korean movie Thieves. The first thing going through my mind is – oh hells yeah, Lee Jung Jae and Jeon Ji Hyun are reuniting a decade after they made my heart sing with longing as a pair of time-crossed lovers in Il Mare (which Hollywood remade into The Lake House).

Thieves will be directed by popular director Choi Dong Hoon (Jeonwoochi, Tazza, The Big Swindle), and boasts a cast that the media is calling the most star-studded affair since the Big Three was assembled for The Good, The Bad, The Weird.

In addition to Lee Jung Jae (playing the role of Popeye) and Jeon Ji Hyun (as Anycall), the cast of Thieves will be round out with Kim Yoon Seok (Macau Park), and Kim Hye Soo (as Pepsi), plus some well-known veterans. Thieves centers around a group of professional thieves who attempt a high-stakes heist of a priceless gem “The Sun’s Tears” from a Macau casino vault.

Anycall is a lady thief with the ability to materialize anytime she is summoned, and possess an unknown background and a mysterious allure. Popeye is a thief of few words, and will be involved in a love triangle with Anycall and Pepsi, who is a seasoned thief who was abandoned by her lover Macau Park, and is back for revenge after a prison stint.

Thieves has been called the Korean Ocean’s Eleven (but with more ladies). Thieves is currently scouting locations in Hong Kong and Macau, and is expected to commence filming in May, aiming for release by the end of the year. Just hearing the name Lee Jung Jae perked me up immensely, and if you pair that with Jeon Ji Hyun, Thieves is already my most anticipated Korean film of the year.

[Credit: Newsen news]


Lee Jung Jae and Jeon Ji Hyun Reunite on the Big Screen for Thieves — 6 Comments

  1. I loved them on Il mare and also love the film ocean’s eleven, so iI think this movie will be good. I can’t wait^^ thanks for posting this news^^ Kisses.

  2. yayyy… moar moar Lee Jung Jae – was to die for in The Housemaid!!!

    Cannot wait for this movie…

    Thanks Ockoala – U are da BEST! Keep them coming 🙂

  3. this will be off topic, but i just had to comment… that header above of my three drama boys just had me uttering an expletive on hotness (i was caught off guard!) and swooning simultaneously! thank u to the creative angel who came up w/ the idea of putting those three in one picture (altho it would’ve been better if joongki had on glasses too)! LOL. totally worth it to have my cube-mate here in the office think i’m insane.
    great way to start my morning, thanks ockoala!

  4. aaaaaaaand *drumrolls*….Jeon ji Hyun’s back!
    also Popeye, Anycall, Macau Park andPepsi??…..lol…..can I join them as Starbucks?…lol….funny nicks
    And also is that Oh Dal Su aka the guy who can play creepy villain or smarmy funny guy like no other? and Kim Hye Sook who played the world’s best mom in LiB last year?…ok I’m officially in!!!!!!!

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