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Netflix in talks to stream Korean movie ‘The Match’ starring Lee Byung-hun


Netflix is presently in talks to stream upcoming Korean blockbuster The Match completely on its platform.

South Korean information outlet The Korea Herald reported on October 12 that The Match – which stars Squid Recreation’s Lee Byung-hun and Hellbound’s Yoo Ah-in as its main stars – is presently contemplating forgoing a theatrical launch in favour of a Netflix premiere.

The producers of The Match had reportedly beforehand sorted out a launch date for its theatrical premiere, however at the moment are in talks to vary ways contemplating native film theatre attendance has but to enhance for the reason that ease of COVID-19 restrictions in South Korea. Nevertheless, representatives of Netflix advised The Korea Herald that “nothing has been determined but”.

Primarily based on true occasions, The Match follows the story of two notable Go (a standard Chinese language board recreation) gamers set within the ’80s and ’90s. Cho Hun-hyun (performed by Lee) is a Go champion who takes in a gifted however untrained apprentice, Lee Chang-ho (performed by Yoo), after discovering him at an beginner contest. He begins to show Chang-ho the methods of the sport. However conflicts come up when Cho’s protégé begins to go up in opposition to him.

The Match marks the primary time Lee Byung-hun and Yoo Ah-in have collaborated on a venture. Different stars set to make appearances within the upcoming drama movie through supporting roles embrace Moon Jung-hee (Mystic Pop-Up Bar), Kim Kang-hoon (Racket Boys), Ko Chang-seok (At present’s Webtoon), Jung Suk-yong (Extraordinary Legal professional Woo) and Hyun Bong-sik (Narco-Saints).

It was additionally helmed by filmmaker Kim Hyung-ju, identified for steering 2017’s The Sheriff In City. In response to The Korea Herald, The Match had wrapped up filming as early as April 2021, and is presently in post-production.



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