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“Masquerade” to be Adapted into Stage Play 09.26.2012
Reporter : Lee Hye JiEditor : Monica Suk
|Teaser poster of the stage adaptation of Lee Byung-hun's "Gwanghae," set to open at Seoul's Dongsoong Art Center, Korea, from February 23 to April 21, 2012. [BH Entertainment]|
Korean box office hit “Masquerade” is to be put on the stage next February for two months run.
Lee Byung-hun’s agency BH Entertainment told the magazine Wednesday that the firm is planning to stage the stage play adaptation of the historical pic at Seoul’s Dongsoong Art Center, Korea, from next February 23 to April 21.
“We have been thinking hard about how to adapt the film into a play. From next month, we will start filling up the casting boat with suitable candidates, disregarding their acting experiences,” the play’s producer hinted.
The firm has yet to decide who will take on the double role of a low class man and King Gwang-hae, both depicted by Lee in the film, the official added.
The drama is set to unfold the hidden story set in the Middle Ages’ palace with beautiful stage art and vivid story telling that the audiences were not able to set through the big screen.
While some hit Korean films have been adapted from stage plays, such as “Memories of Murder” (2003) and “King and the Clown” (2005), "Masquerade" is one of a handful movies that have turned vice versa.
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