Song Kang-ho from 'Broker' to star in upcoming film 'Emergency Declaration'

Film ″Emergency Declaration″ starring Song Kang-ho will be released in local theaters in August. [SHOWBOX]

Actor Song Kang-ho, who was named Best Actor for his performance in “Broker,” will this time meet the audience from the silver screen in upcoming film “Emergency Declaration.”

The film distributor Showbox announced Tuesday that “Emergency Declaration” is set to be released in August.

The narrative revolves around the aviation disaster of an airplane set for Hawaii. Due to the unprecedented disaster, the captain declares an emergency landing.

Director Han Jae-rim of “The Face Reader” (2013) and “The King” (2017) took helm of the film, while Cannes’ Best Actor and Best Actress recipients Song and Jeon Do-yeon will portray the lead roles of veteran police detective In-ho and Sook-hee, minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. Jeon was named Best Actress for her performance in director Lee Chang-dong’s "Secret Sunshine" at 2007 Cannes, in which Song also co-starred.

Including Song and Jeon, the film has a star-studded cast of Lee Byung-hun, Kim Nam-gil, Yim Si-wan and Park Hae-joon.

“Emergency Declaration” finished filming in 2020 and was invited to screen at Cannes last year under the category of films out of competition. The release in local theaters was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the strict social distancing measures in cinemas.