On October 8, South Korean news outlet Star Today reported that the idol-actor had been casted in the dual lead roles for the upcoming revenge-thriller film, titled Christmas Carol.
Based on the bestselling Korean novel of the same name, the film tells the story of a young man who infiltrates a juvenile detention facility and embarks on a journey to revenge after his twin brother is killed. Jinyoung will be playing the pair of twins, Joo Il-woo and Joo Wol-woo.
Christmas Carol is helmed by director Kim Sung-soo, who had previously directed OCN’s religious thriller drama Save Me. According to the report, filming for the movie will begin early next year.
“I’m feeling a mix of anticipation and pressure ahead of filming,” said Jinyoung, as translated by Soompi. “As this is an adaptation of an original work, I will work my hardest to do a good job portraying the original characters.”
In other K-drama news, Netflix’s upcoming action-thriller series My Name, starring Han So-hee premieres next week. During an October 5 press conference, the actress discussed the challenges she faced while portraying her character Jiwoo, a woman who infiltrates a police department in order to seek revenge for her father.
“When I had the first meeting with the martial arts director, we looked at different styles of martial arts and something that he pointed out was the movie Atomic Blonde, [which had] a long-take action [scene], and a female lead winning [against] her male opponents,” said Han.