Magazine article Screen International

Lotte Finds Trio for Friend Sequel

Magazine article Screen International

Lotte Finds Trio for Friend Sequel

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Kwak Kyung-taek directs sequel to his 2001 gangster story Friend.

South Korea's Lotte Entertainment has announced a trio of sales deals at AFM on Friend: The Great Legacy, director Kwak Kyung-taek's sequel to his 2001 hit gangster story Friend. The film has sold to Dreamwest for the US, Nikkatsu for Japan and AV-Jet for Taiwan.

Friend: The Great Legacy stars Yoo Oh-sung from the original, Joo Jin-mo from A Better Tomorrow and A Frozen Flower, and Kim Woo-bin from TV's Gentlemen's Dignity and School 5.

The sequel continues from the original Friend where childhood friends Joon-seok and Dong-soo are members of rival gangs and Dong-soo is killed by a member of Joon-seok's gang. Although innocent, Joon-seok takes the blame and goes to jail for 18 years. …

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