On September 3rd Lee Byung Hyun attended the press conference for his new movie, “광해:왕이된 남자 (The Man Who Became King)” (internationally known as “Masquerade”).
“광해:왕이된 남자 (The Man Who Became King)” Plot:
“The confusing and conspiratorial 15th ruler of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty King Gwang Hae (Lee Byung Hun) orders his councilor, Heo Gyun (Ryu Seung Ryong), to find him a double in order to avoid the constant threat of assassination. Heo Gyun finds Ha Sun, a lowly acrobat and bawdy joker who looks remarkably like the king, and just as feared, Gwang Hae is poisoned. Heo Gyun proposes Ha Sun fill the role as the king until Gwang Hae recovers fully and grooms Ha Sun to look and act every bit the king. While assuming the role of the king at his first official appearance, Ha Sun begins to ponder the intricacies of the problems debated in his court. Being fundamentally more humanitarian than Gwang Hae, Ha Sun’s affection and appreciation of even the most minor servants slowly changes morale in the palace for the better. Over time he finds his voice and takes control of governing the country with real insight and fair judgments. Even Heo Gyun is moved by Ha Sun’s genuine concern for the people, and realizes he is an infinitely better ruler than Gwang Hae. However, his chief opposition, Park Chung Seo (Kim Myung Gon), notices the sudden shift in the king’s behavior and starts to ask questions. The queen (Han Hyo Joo) is also conflicted between the real king and the fake king’s secret.” (Source: Wikipedia)
“광해:왕이된 남자 (The Man Who Became King)” is set to be released on September 20th. Check out the epic movie trailer below:
Does anyone else want to see this movie as much as I do after watching that trailer?