After tapping original lead actors Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae-jin, upcoming film Confidential Assignment 2 is now courting singer-actress Yoona for a reappearance in the movie sequel. The new film has reportedly also sent out an offer to actor Daniel Henney for a spot in the star-studded lineup.
Picking up from where the first movie left off, Confidential Assignment 2 will present once again the first inter-Korean search operations team-up of Im Cheol-ryung (Hyun Bin, Rampant), a North Korean special investigations officer, and Kang Jin-tae (Yoo Hae-jin, The Battle: Roar to Victory), an elite South Korean detective. In the sequel, the two Korean countries will be embarking on a secret collaborative mission with the United States.
Im Yoon-ah, also popularly known as Yoona of the K-pop group Girls’ Generation (also SNSD), made her film debut in Confidential Assignment (2017). She portrayed the character Park Min-young, Kang Jin-tae’s sister-in-law, a support role that earned her various distinctions at the 12th Asian Film Awards, 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards, and The Seoul Awards in 2017, to name a few. She then went on to headline the disaster action-comedy film Exit together with actor Jo Jung-suk in 2019. Currently, Yoona is shooting for Miracle, a fictional movie based on a true story that happened during the 1980s. If she accepts the offer to return, her role will be making a step up as one of the sequel’s lead cast of characters.
Meanwhile, best known for his performances in the films Seducing Mr. Perfect (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and Big Hero 6 (2014), Daniel Henney is in talks to suit up as an American detective who has previously worked for the FBI. Although details about his character remain to be revealed, it is likely that Henney will play the third top-class officer who is tasked to work with Im Cheol-ryung and Kang Jin-tae in carrying out the confidential joint investigation between Korea and America.
Confidential Assignment 2 will be placed under the new direction of Lee Seok-hoon, whose past projects include The Pirates (2014) and The Himalayas (2015). Scheduled to crank up its production in 2021, the film is produced by JK Film and will be distributed by CJ Entertainment.