Lee Byung Hun cast in new ‘Terminator’ film
Korean actor Lee Byung Hun, 43, has been cast in the Hollywood film “Terminator: Genesis,” the fifth in the “Terminator” franchise.
Already his fourth American film, Lee Byung Hun starred in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” in 2009 followed by “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” in 2013, in which he played Storm Shadow.
Last year, he starred in “Red 2,” along with Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren.
Lee Byung Hun was cast in “Terminator: Genesis” along with Michael Gladis and Sandrine Holt, according to an exclusive report by the Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s true that Lee Byung Hyun has been cast in this new movie. He will be playing an important role,” ENewsWorld quoted Lee’s agency BH Entertainment as saying.
The agency said the actor will go to the US in May to discuss the shooting schedule.
Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Clarke will star in the film supported by J.K. Simmons and Dayo Okeniyi.
The Hollywood Reporter said Schwarzenegger will be reprising his role as the Terminator cyborg while Clarke will be playing as Sarah Connor.
“Lee’s role is being kept locked in the deepest vaults of Cyberdyne, I mean Skydance, but it promises to be a doozy,” the report said.
The first “Terminator” movie was released in 1984, followed by “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” in 1991, “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” in 2003 and “Terminator: Salvation” in 2009.
Lee Byung Hun has starred in Korean films such as “A Bittersweet Life,” “The Good, The Bad, The Weird,” “I Saw The Devil” and “Masquerade.”
“Terminator: Genesis” will be released next year.