Variety reported last week that Laundry Warrior, the epic
wash and dry session hero movie starring Korean hallyu megamachine Jang Dong Gun and little miss Lois Lane Kate Bosworth, was to start shooting in New Zealand on November 12. Korean newspaper outfit Chosun Ilbo says this Friday. Tomato, tomahto, the production is getting ready to roll.
The movie, which is written and directed by Sngmoo Lee, is produced by Lord of the Rings heavyweight Barrie Osbourne, and also stars Geoffrey Rush and Thomas Haden Church, is about an “Asian warrior” who’s in the American badlands and encounters some other warrior/fighter types.
The most important part of this item is that Jang Dong Gun is slowly moving his way into Hollywood, and possibly more international acclaim. He could be the big one for Korea, which so far hasn’t had any movie crossover stars (Yunjin Kim kinda counts, but she’s TV). He is ultra hot, and deserves to be known worldwide, despite the fact that he can sometimes have extremely nerdy hair. Check out some other photos of him, plus a supposed sketch of his Laundry Warrior costume. (I really don’t get the laundry part. Still. What is that about, really.)