[KPOPHERALD] Boy band Big Bang’s member Seungri will be in a Japanese movie in July, according to news reports on Friday.
Seungri plays a Korean gangster’s merciless son in the Japanese flick “High & Low,” The movie is slated to open in Japan on July 16.
Seungri made his debut as a movie actor in 2009 with the local film “On the Way Home.” He also made an appearance in “19” (2009) and “Bigshow” (2011).
“High & Low” is produced by Japanese pop group Exile’s leader Hiro.
[MWAVE] Big Bang’s Seungri will be making his first appearance in a Japanese movie.
On April 21, it was announced that Seungri’s first Japanese movie will be released this coming July.
Seungri will appear on the Japanese film HiGH & LOW THE MOVIE, which marks his first appearance in a Japanese movie. The movie tells the story of friendships and bonds in the mist of a gang war.
In his role, Seungri plays the son of a Korean mob boss and shows off his Japanese speaking skills through the role. Fans are excited to see his return to the movie screens since the movie 19-Nineteen aired in 2009.
Meanwhile, Seungri will also appear on Japanese TV drama of the same name, HiGH & LOW Season 2, which is set to air starting April 23.
[YGLIFE] BIGBANG’s member SEUNGRI (26) stars in Japanese movie “HIGH&LOW THE MOVIE” to be released in July.
“HIGH&LOW” is an action movie that depicts turf war between gang members. All the members of Japan’s most popular idol group EXILE and 三代目 J Soul Brothers (三代目) are starring in the movie. SEUGRI acts as son of gangster boss who leads gangs in Korea. The character acted by SEUNGRI is a cold-hearted and cruel man who tries to seize others’ turfs hand in hand with “Kohaku” acted by EXILE’s member Akira. It is a character completely different from SEUNGRI’s cheerful and bright personality.
EXILE and 三代目 who pursue latest trend of music are known to have had long-standing connections with BIGBANG. Another reason for SEUNGRI’s casting is his fluency in Japanese. Insiders of the movie explained the reason why they cast SEUNGRI, saying, “He is good not only at the language but also as an actor and as a man. We thought that he would be able to further expand the movie’s view of the world”.
SEUNGRI has once acted in a Japanese movie as a cameo, but “HIGH&LOW” is his first official Japanese movie to act an important character”.
SEUNGRI expressed his anticipation for the release of the movie, “I was really happy when I got the suggestion for casting in the movie. I really looked forward to working with EXILE. At the beginning of the shooting, I was a little bit worried, but I really enjoyed the shooting, suggesting my own ideas. I hope the breath-taking tension in the scene I shot with Akira could be well delivered to viewers”.
The movie will be released in July and SEUNGRI will also act in “HIGH&LOW Season 2” which is a drama series to be aired on Japanese Nippon TV.