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Korean actress Lee Da-hae [DBM Entertainment]

Korean actress Lee Da-hae will be making her big screen debut in an upcoming historical movie, according to the movie’s producer Sang Sang Entertainment on Thursday.

A press release from Sang Sang announced that Lee will play the female lead named Ara in the film “Song of Springs,” based on the novel of the same name written by novelist Kim Hoon, opposite Lee Sung-jae and Ahn Sung-ki.

“Springs” will be helmed by famed director Joo Kyeong-joong, who won best director at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards for “A Little Monk.”

“Springs” has already been sold to Japan and China after garnering attention for Japanese producer Satoru Iseki taking part in the overseas distribution and marketing for the film.

Lee has appeared in several dramas since her debut in 2001. Her most notable works include her role in “Lotus Flower Fairy” and rose to stardom in Korea and throughout Asia with “My Girl.”

She recently played the lead female role alongside Korean actors Jang Hyuk and Oh Ji-ho in the hit KBS historical drama “The Slave Hunters” which recorded viewership ratings in the high 30 percent range.

Filming for “Song of Springs” will begin in the summer and the premiere date has been set for around the summer of next year.



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