Movie '1987' gets wider overseas release

A local period drama about the historic pro-democracy protests in June 1987 will be released in more foreign countries, its distributor said Thursday.

"1987: When the Day Comes," which already opened in Los Angeles and Buena Park, California, last week, will get wider release in North America starting Jan. 12, according to CJ Entertainment.

The film will be released in New York, San Diego, Dallas, Chicago, New Jersey, Atlanta, Seattle, Toronto and Las Vegas, it said.

The movie is also scheduled to open in Taiwan on the same day, Australia and New Zealand on Jan. 18, Singapore on Feb. 1, and Hong Kong and Macao on March 8 before arriving in other Asian countries, including Japan, by the year's end.

Premiered on Dec. 27, the film directed by Jang Joon-hwan has so far taken second place at the South Korean box office, attracting slightly more than 2.8 million cinemagoers.

It stars Kim Yoon-seok, Ha Jung-woo, Yoo Hae-jin, Kim Tae-ri, Park Hee-soon and Lee Hee-jun.

 

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