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Money Heist Korea: Cast Members and Release Date!

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Jun 28, 2022 @ 4:16 EDT
Money Heist Korea: Cast Members and Release Date!

'Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area' has been getting positive reviews since it got released on June 24, 2022, and viewers are now curious to learn more about the cast members. As we're aware, Money Heist Korea is the remake of La Casa de Papel, the characters like the Professor, Rio, Berlin, Tokyo, and Nairobi remain the same with South Korean actors. Major cast members include Yoo Ji-tae, Park Hae-soo, Jeon Jong-soo, Lee Hyun-woo, Lee Won-jong, Kim Ji-hoon, Jang Yoon-ju, Lee Kyu-ho, Kim Ji-hun, Kim Seung-oh, Kim Yun-jin, and Myoung-hoon.

The tremendously popular Netflix series Money Heist or La Casa de Papel was remade in South Korea as the heist action thriller series 'Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area'. A unified Korean Peninsula serves as the backdrop for the remake.

North and South Korea have finally decided to put aside their differences after years of conflict and instability. They rename the former Joint Security Area the Joint Economic Area, which develops into a significant financial center on the peninsula. The United Korea Mint is established there by the two governments, who use the facility to print the new currency that is usable in both nations.

The unification was expected to bring forth general prosperity, but the wealthy just became richer. As a result, a mystery guy who goes by the name of the Professor gathers a group of talented people and robs the Mint.

Previously, we touched on BTS and the show's ending.

Meet the Cast of Netflix’s Money Heist Korea: Kim Ji-Hoon, Lee Hyun-Woo, Park Hae-Soo, Kim Yun-Jin & More!

Many viewers are eager to know more about the cast members of 'Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area' as the series got released on June 24, 2022. Each of the original characters is still there in the new show, but they are now played by some of the best actors in South Korea. Well, let's have a brief introduction about the cast members.

Yoo Ji-tae as The Professor

The Professor, played by Yoo Ji-tae, who formed the crew of criminals and spent years formulating every scenario for the revolutionary crime, is the mastermind behind the heist. He commands the group from outside the mint and bases his directives on a set of strict principles.

Yoo is most recognized for his acting roles in movies like Park Chan-wook's revenge thriller Oldboy and the love story One Fine Spring Day. He also has had roles in the Korean dramas Healer and When My Love Blooms.

Park Hae-soo as Berlin

North Korean prisoner Berlin (played by Park Hae-soo), who guides the robbers into the mint, escaped after spending 24 years in a detention camp. The rebellious ex-convict wants to use fear to achieve complete control over the hostages and his squad, in contrast to the professor's belief that captives should be treated with respect.

The role of white-collar criminal Cho Sang-woo, also known as Player 218 in the Netflix hit Squid Game, is Park's most well-known role. In addition to the movies Time to Hunt, Yaksha: Ruthless Operations, and the drama Prison Playbook, he has also acted in other movies.

Jeon Jong-soo as Tokyo

Tokyo, played by Jeon Jong-soo, was born and raised in North Korea where she served in the military before moving to South Korea in search of a better life. The young woman is about to give up after being taken advantage of and treated unfairly when the professor invites her to take part in the heist.

Rising star Jeon made her feature debut in Burning with Steven Yeun, and she later took home a Baeksang Arts Award for her performance as the main character in the suspenseful The Call. After Money Heist, she will star in the Netflix original films Ballerina and the survival drama Bargain.

Lee Hyun-woo as Rio

Rio, played by Lee Hyun-woo, is the team's gifted hacker who left his plans to attend medical school and instead turned to crime. Before taking the lead in the historical drama The Liar and His Lover, Lee began his career as a child actor in historical dramas like The Great Queen Seondok and The Return of Iljimae. Additionally, he has acted as a hacker in The Con Artists and a North Korean spy in Secretly Greatly.

Lee Won-jong as Moscow

Moscow, played by Lee Won-jong, is in charge of digging a tunnel under the mint and is a skilled miner. He is a good man who loves his son Denver deeply. Lee is a well-known actor who has been in a number of dramas and films, including Uncontrollably Fond, Hidden Identity, Strongest Deliveryman, Vampire Prosecutor, and Rustic Period.

Kim Ji-hoon as Denver

Denver (played by Kim Ji-hoon), a known criminal and boxer who can't seem to keep out of trouble, is the rebellious son of Moscow. Kim made his acting debut in a drama in 2002, and he garnered a lot of attention for his portrayal of the villain Baek Hee-sung in the suspenseful drama Flower of Evil last year. He will also be seen on Netflix in the upcoming series Ballerina and the drama Love to Hate You.

Jang Yoon-ju as Nairobi

Nairobi, played by Jang Yoon-ju, is a lovely con artist with a lot of experience with frauds, which is helpful in the mint. One of South Korea's most prominent models, Jang debuted in 1997 and has hosted prior seasons of Korea's Next Top Model (including the one in which HoYeon Jung of Squid Game finished second). She starred in the drama Perfume in addition to the action movie Veteran, which was her acting debut.

These are the major cast members of the show. Moreover, the rest of the cast members include Lee Kyu-ho as Oslo, Kim Ji-hun as Helsinki, Kim Yun-jin as Seon Woo-jin, Kim Seung-oh as Cho Moo-hyuk, and Park Myoung-hoon as Jo Young-min.

Before leaving, find out if the show is the same as the original La Casa de Papel.

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