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'Parasite' Star Song Kang-Ho To Headline Disney+ Series 'Uncle Samsik'

'Parasite' star Song Kang-ho is set to lead 'Uncle Samsik', an ambitious period drama series from the streaming platform Disney+.

'Parasite' star Song Kang-ho
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'Parasite' star Song Kang-ho is set to lead 'Uncle Samsik', an ambitious period drama series from the streaming platform Disney+.

The show is written and directed by Shin Yeon-shick, known for Korean films such as 'The Russian Novel' and 'Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet'.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 'Uncle Samshik' is set in 1960s Korea, a time of great social and political upheaval.

"'Uncle Samsik' tells the story of a young idealist man Kim San who is driven to turn his country's fortunes around. The man attracts the attention of a shady fixer, who adapts to any situation and takes whatever steps necessary to help him accomplish his boss' goals," read the film's synopsis.

Song will play the fixer Pak Doochill/Uncle Samsik and Byun Yo-han, known for K-drama 'Mr Sunshine', will essay the role of Kim San.

The 16-part drama will arrive on Disney+ this year. 

'Uncle Samshik' marks Song's first appearance in a series as well as the first TV project for Shin. The duo previously collaborated on two 2023 films: the volleyball drama 'One Win' and the black comedy 'Cobweb'.

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