Lee Solar-kyun, finest recognized for his function within the Oscar-winning Korean movie Parasite, might be faraway from the new drama No Approach Out, a black comedy surrounding the contract killing of a person who’s simply launched from jail after serving 13 years. Lee was anticipated to play the function of a detective within the movie, which began capturing final week.
On Monday, nevertheless, producer Studio X+U launched an announcement, saying it was reviewing varied choices to exchange Lee after information broke that he was being investigated by the police over suspected drug use.
“Following an unlucky incident final week with the actor Lee Solar-gyun, he expressed that it will take a substantial quantity of time to kind out the present scenario and that he’ll inevitably drop out” from capturing the undertaking, the assertion learn. “The corporate reached an settlement with Lee’s company and respects the actor’s place. Capturing will proceed as scheduled, and there might be no additional delay.”
Other than No Approach Out, two different movies starring Lee are presently ready for a theatrical launch. Venture Silence, director Kim Tae-gon’s catastrophe movie about individuals stranded on a collapsing bridge amid heavy fog, was screened at Cannes in Might and is ready for a launch subsequent yr. Land of Heaven, a movie a few soldier caught up in a dramatic occasion in trendy Korean historical past, is presently in post-production.
Final week, it was reported that the Incheon Metropolitan Police Company had launched a probe into eight suspects, together with Lee, over allegations of drug use in native bars and their properties. There was additionally hypothesis that Lee had taken medicine collectively with the offspring of the pinnacle of an industrial conglomerate named by the police, however, on Monday, the actor’s legal professional stated via an area newswire that Lee doesn’t know them.
The legal professional, nevertheless, neither acknowledged nor denied Lee’s drug use, saying “it’s tough to say” whether or not Lee had really taken the medicine, including that the star “will cooperate with the police investigation in a devoted method.”
Hodu & U, Lee’s company, put out a press launch final week, apologizing for any considerations induced to the star’s followers. “We sincerely apologize for any misery brought on by the studies relating to actor Lee Seon-gyun,” it stated. “We’re presently verifying details across the allegations and can proceed to work diligently with regulation enforcement companies in any investigations which may be carried out.”
The 48-year-old actor starred in movies, together with All About My Spouse (2012) and King Maker (2018). In 2020, he received a Display Actors Guild Award with the movie Parasite.
Korea has seen a spike in drug-related crimes lately, particularly within the leisure trade. Earlier this yr, actor Yoo Ah-in was indicted for taking greater than seven kinds of medicine for non-medical functions together with cocaine. The 37-year-old actor starred in 2018 movie Burning and the hit Netflix drama collection Hellbound. The discharge of his movie The Match and collection Goodbye Earth on Netflix have been postponed indefinitely.