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Watch: Jang Keun Suk Is A Homicide Detective Going Up Against Notorious Criminal Heo Sung Tae In Teaser For New Crime Thriller Drama
Coupang Play has shared an action-packed trailer for its new drama “The Bait”!

“The Bait” (previously known as “Chronicle of Crime”) is a crime thriller that follows a lawyer-turned-homicide detective searching for the truth behind unsolved past cases by investigating current crimes. The series marks Jang Keun Suk’s first drama role in five years, and it will also star Heo Sung Tae and Lee Elijah.

Jang Keun Suk stars as Goo Do Han, a detective who is determined to uncover the truth after Noh Sang Cheon, the culprit of South Korea’s biggest fraud case (played by Heo Sung Tae), is named as a suspect in a present-day murder case even though he supposedly died eight years ago.

 

A new poster previews the upcoming fierce confrontation between Goo Do Han, a righteous detective who will stop at nothing to reveal the truth, and Noh Sang Cheon, a notorious criminal who holds the key clues to a past fraud case and the current murder case. Adding to the curiosity over the upcoming battle betwen the two men is the simple yet intense caption: “He who must catch [the culprit] in order to live vs. he who must die in order to live.”

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In the trailer, Noh Sang Cheon is introduced as having committed 5 trillion won (approximately $3.9 billion) worth of fraud, then having reportedly died while on the run, leaving behind thousands of victims crushed by the significant losses they suffered.

However, eight years later, lawyer-turned-detective Goo Do Han is summoned to solve a mysterious case in which the victim claimed that Noh Sang Cheon had come to kill him. Goo Do Han then embarks on a journey to find out if Noh Sang Cheon is indeed dead, who the real culprit of the current murder case is, and what the link is between the past and the current case.
“The Bait” will premiere on January 27 and will air two episodes each week. Part 1 consists of a total of six episodes, and Part 2 will be released in the first half of 2023.

https://www.soompi.com/article/1561324wpp/watch-jang-keun-suk-is-a-homicide-detective-going-up-against-notorious-criminal-heo-sung-tae-in-teaser-for-new-crime-thriller-drama

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[News] Hallyu star Jang Keun Suk to return after 5 years, “The Bait” will be released on Jan 27th
Jang Keun Suk’s “The Bait” confirmed its premiere on Jan 27th after the release of its first poster and trailer on Jan 3rd.
Coupang Play will present the crime thriller “The Bait” (directed by Kim Hong Sun, formerly known as “Chronicles of Crime”) starring Jang Keun Suk and Heo Sung Tae) as its first ambitious project in 2023. Accordingly, “The Bait” confirmed its premiere on Jan 27th after the release of its first poster and trailer on Jan 3rd.
The Coupang Play series “The Bait” is a crime thriller series that tracks the secrets surrounding the death of the criminal of the largest fraud case in history. The series is expected to captivate viewers at once with its solid story between the mysterious murder case at the moment and the fraud case that shook the Republic of Korea in the past, unexpected developments and plot twists, and thorough acting by the main actors.

 

“The Bait” is receiving huge attention as the first comeback after 5 years of global Hallyu star Jang Keun Suk. On top of that, the fresh combination of Heo Sung Tae, who is well-known as an all-time villain character, and Lee Elijah, who will play the axis between the present and the past, is raising expectations. In addition, Kim Hong Sun, master of the thrilling genre who directed “Voice,” “The Guest” and “Money Heist: Joint Economic Area” will hold the megaphone to showcase the essence of a well-made crime thriller.

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Through the first poster of “The Bait”, viewers can get a glimpse of the tense confrontation between Gu Do Han (Jang Keun Suk), a righteous detective who tries to reveal the truth of the case, and Noh Sang Cheon (Heo Sung Tae), a criminal who holds clues about the past fraud case and the current murder case. The simple yet intense phrase “Catch to Live vs. Die to Live” adds more interest to the confrontation between the two. In particular, attention is focused on the meaning of the paradoxical phrase “Die to Live”.

 

The trailer for “The Bait” shows Noh Sang Cheon, who is known to have died while escaping after committing a fraud of 5 trillion won, being identified as a suspect in the murder case. Whether Noh Sang Cheon is really dead, who the real culprit of the current murder case is if Noh Sang Cheon is dead, and what the hidden link between the past case and the current case can be found in Coupang Play’s “The Bait” from Jan 27th (Fri).
Coupang Play’s series “The Bait” will be released twice a week from Jan 27th (Fri). Part 1, which consists of a total of 6 episodes, will be released first, followed by Part 2 in the first half of 2023.

cre: https://kbizoom.com/hallyu-star-jang-geun-seok-to-return-after-5-years-the-bait-will-be-released-on-jan-27th/

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[News] Jang Keun Suk returns to small screen with ‘Decoy’
Top star Jang Keun Suk is returning to the small screen for the first time in five years in Coupang Play’s new crime thriller “Decoy” set to start airing on Jan. 27.

 

The upcoming project is the 35-year-old actor's first for a streaming service original series since his discharge from the military in May 2020. His most recent TV series include SBS’ “Switch” in 2018 and “The Royal Gambler” (2016).

The 12-part series centers around the man behind South Korea’s biggest financial fraud case, who dies while in hiding from the victims and police. The story develops as the deceased criminal is named as a suspect in a new murder case, eight years after his death.

 

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Jang Keun Suk plays lawyer-turned-detective Do-han, who tries to reveal the truth behind the mysterious case. “Squid Game” star Heo Sung-tae joins the project as the notorious villain who pulled off the scam.

 

The first two episodes of the 12-part crime thriller will be available on Jan. 27. Following that, two episodes each will be released over the next two Fridays, according to Coupang Play.

“Decoy” will return with part two in the first half of this year to present the remaining six episodes, but the exact date of release is yet to be decided.

https://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20230104000576&np=1&mp=1


 

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[News] Jang Keun Suk Transforms Into A Detective With A Rugged Look In “The Bait”
Coupang Play has dropped new stills of Jang Keun Suk in his new drama!
“The Bait” is a crime thriller that follows a lawyer-turned-homicide detective searching for the truth behind unsolved past cases by investigating current crimes. The series marks Jang Keun Suk’s first drama role in five years, and it will also star Heo Sung Tae and Lee Elijah.

Jang Keun Suk stars as Goo Do Han, a detective who is determined to uncover the truth after Noh Sang Cheon, the culprit of South Korea’s biggest fraud case (played by Heo Sung Tae), is named as a suspect in a present-day murder case even though he supposedly died eight years ago.

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The newly released stills capture a dramatic change between Goo Do Han’s past and present. Goo Do Han was a successful corporate litigation lawyer in the past, but for some reason, he has become a homicide detective.


The image below shows Goo Do Han’s current appearance with a shaggy beard which contrasts greatly with his past appearance as a lawyer. Viewers can feel Jang Keun Suk’s tough side and deep charisma which have not been seen before. On top of this, his intense gaze arouses viewers’ curiosity to find out what is happening in the scene.

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“The Bait” will premiere on January 27 and will air two episodes each week. Part 1 consists of a total of six episodes, and Part 2 will be released in the first half of 2023. 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1562087wpp/jang-keun-suk-transforms-into-a-detective-with-a-rugged-look-in-the-bait

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Soompi Forum Awards: Poll #3 - The Most Memorable Characters, The Worst Drama Endings, The Most 'Too Stupid to Live' (TSTL) Characters of 2022.

 

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Dear Chingus, Vote for the Most Memorable Characters, The Worst Drama Endings, The Most 'Too Stupid to Live' (TSTL) Characters of 2022!

 

 

 

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[News] Actor Jang Keun Suk Strongly Hints That He Is In A Relationship
“I always need to have someone by my side.”
Actor Jang Keun Suk seemingly confessed that he is in a relationship.
Jang Keun Suk and his co-star Heo Sung Tae were guests on the January 12 episode of KBS‘s Entertainment Company Live to speak about their upcoming Coupang Play‘s original K-Drama Bait.


On this day, Jang Keun Suk, who celebrated the 30th anniversary of his debut last year, was asked if he had a girlfriend, to which he cooly responded by hinting he did. “I always need to have someone by my side.”

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Meanwhile, Bait is a crime thriller revolving around the death of a swindler who pulls off the largest heist in Korean history. The drama is said to boast a strong story containing unexpected twists. The drama is available to stream exclusively on Coupang Play.


Jang Keun Suk is a veteran actor who is best known for starring in the hit K-Dramas You’re Beautiful, Love Rain, and Beethoven Virus. The multi-talented actor is also known for the hosting legendary audition show Produce 101 and has also carved out a singing career in Japan.
https://www.koreaboo.com/news/actor-jang-keun-suk-strongly-hints-in-relationship/

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[News] Jang Keun Suk confirmed as host of ‘SNL Korea 3’ → Expecting a “new look”

Jang Keun Suk will be hosting the tenth episode of the third season of Coupang Play’s hit comedy Saturday Night Live (SNL) Korea. This marks his comeback after 5 years of hiatus.

Viewers are already excited to see how the “Asia Prince” will make the show thrilling and fun to watch. 

Jang Keun Suk said, “Be ready to crack up in the upcoming episode. I will show a new side of me in SNL Korea 3 and Bait, so please stay tuned.”

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Meanwhile, the actor previously teased his acting transformation into Gu Do Han, a charismatic detective with a shaggy bear in Coupang Play series Bait. Bait is a crime thriller series about revealing the truth behind old unsolved cases through vicious current cases. 

Episode 10 of SNL Korea 3 will be released on January 28th.

https://entertain.naver.com/read?oid=018&aid=0005406577

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[News]Jang Keun Suk And Lee Elijah Piece Together A Puzzle Leading Them To Heo Sung Tae In “The Bait”
Upcoming Coupang Play series “The Bait” has dropped a new poster and teaser!

“The Bait” is a crime thriller that follows a lawyer-turned-homicide detective searching for the truth behind unsolved past cases by investigating current crimes. The series marks Jang Keun Suk’s first drama role in five years, and it will also star Heo Sung Tae and Lee Elijah. Jang Keun Suk stars as Goo Do Han, a detective who is determined to uncover the truth after Noh Sang Cheon (Heo Sung Tae), the culprit of South Korea’s biggest fraud case, is named as a suspect in a present-day murder case even though he supposedly died eight years ago.

 

The new poster features detective Goo Do Han, who persistently digs into a murder case, and Cheon Na Yeon (Lee Elijah), a reporter who joins Goo Do Han in uncovering the truth behind the case.
Surrounding the characters like pieces of a puzzle, there are pictures of a bloody murder scene, a note framing a murder on Noh Sang Cheon who is known to have already died, a crowd cheering at someone, and a person engulfed in flames.

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These puzzle pieces are gathered to complete the silhouette of Noh Sang Cheon, who is known to be the worst swindler in crime history. In particular, Noh Sang Cheon’s and Goo Do Han’s faces are attached next to each other, foreshadowing an intense confrontation between the two.

 

Meanwhile, the second trailer that was released along with the poster previews the main pillars of the story. The clip begins with a scene in which a mysterious assailant appears deep inside a forest and kidnaps someone. After eight years, Noh Sang Cheon, who is known to have died, is named as a suspect in a murder case, and detective Goo Do Han starts digging into the case. When a voice says, “It may not be Noh Sang Cheon who is committing murders right now,” the atmosphere of the trailer takes another turn. The characters take turns omniously stating, “People who deserve to die,” “We all die together,” and “I didn’t kill them,” suggesting that more people besides Noh Sang Cheon are involved in the murder case.
“The Bait” will premiere on January 27 and will air two episodes each week. Part 1 consists of a total of six episodes, and Part 2 will be released in the first half of 2023.

cre: https://www.soompi.com/article/1563259wpp/watch-jang-keun-suk-and-lee-elijah-piece-together-a-puzzle-leading-them-to-heo-sung-tae-in-the-bait

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[News] Jang Keun Suk And Lee Elijah Team Up To Take Down Heo Sung Tae And His Accomplices In “The Bait”
“The Bait” starring Jang Keun Suk, Heo Sung Tae, and Lee Elijah has unveiled tense new stills!

Coupang Play’s upcoming crime thriller drama “The Bait” follows a lawyer-turned-homicide detective searching for the truth behind unsolved past cases by investigating current crimes.

 

Jang Keun Suk stars as Goo Do Han, a detective who is determined to uncover the truth behind a newly surfaced murder case. The suspect is Noh Sang Cheon (Heo Sung Tae), the culprit of South Korea’s biggest fraud case that had tens of thousands of victims, even though he supposedly died eight years ago.
Lee Elijah plays reporter Cheon Na Yeon, a relative of one of the victim’s in Noh Sang Cheon’s fraud case. As she joins Goo Do Han in his investigation, Cheon Na Yeon aims to find a connection between the mysterious murders and the fraud case.

 

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Lee Sung Wook portrays senior manager Kang Jong Hoon, who is Goo Do Han’s superior. His still captures his sharp expression as he focuses on something in the distance. Lee Seung Joon plays Lee Byung Joon, one of Noh Sang Cheon’s victims. With blood all over his face and hands, Lee Byung Joon is dragged away from the scene but cannot look away.


Park Myung Hoon will transform into Song Young Jin, while Oh Yeon Ah plays Jung So Ram. These two characters are the ones closest to world-class villain Noh Sang Chun.
Starting January 27, “The Bait” will air two episodes a week. Part 1 will consist of six episodes and Part 2 will be released later this year.

https://www.soompi.com/article/1563712wpp/jang-keun-suk-and-lee-elijah-team-up-to-take-down-heo-sung-tae-and-his-accomplices-in-the-bait

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A friendly three-shot of Jang Keun Suk, Heo Sung Tae, and Lee Elijah has been released.
On the 21st, on Coupang Play's official Instagram, "Actors are so friendly in a private seat.Is it true that 'bait' is the same? Please check it out on 'bait' on Friday, January 27 at 8 pm. !” along with several photos.


Jang Keun Suk, Heo Sung Tae, and Lee Elijah are posing in front of the poster for "Feed". The three play the roles of a detective, the worst fraud criminal, and a victim's family, and play the role of reporters, but they attract attention with a harmonious atmosphere that is contrary to the crime thriller play. 

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Internet users who saw this commented, "Are detectives that cute? ♥" Voices of expectations are also gathering from.
In the drama, Jang Keun Suk will play the role of powerful detective Gu Do Han. Previously, he said about the work, "I have been waiting for four and a half years to meet this work. I am more excited and nervous than ever. I will do my best to create a character that can draw a line in my life." 

 

On the other hand, Coupang Play series 'Bait (Micky)' is a crime thriller that traces the secrets surrounding the death of the criminal of the biggest fraud in history, eight years after he is named as a murder suspect. Two episodes will be released every week from the 27th (Friday). Part 1, which consists of a total of 6 episodes, will be unveiled first, and Part 2 will be released in the first half of 2023.

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[News] Actor-singer Jang Keun Suk returns after 5 years with crime thriller series 'The Bait/ Decoy'
South Korean actor-singer Jang Keun-suk is coming back after a five-year hiatus as a lawyer-turned-detective who investigates a mysterious murder case in Coupang Play's new crime thriller series "The Bait."

 

In the show, Jang plays Goo Do-han, who formerly served as a lawyer for wealthy people and now as a detective who follows a murder case. Lee Elijah plays Cheon Na-yeon, a reporter who teams up with him to uncover the truth.

Heo Sung-tae appears as Noh Sang-cheon, who is named as the main suspect of the murder case although he is known to have died eight years ago after being accused of masterminding a massive fraud case.

 

Jang, who formerly enjoyed massive popularity in Asia with his roles in rom-com dramas, said he chose the crime thriller after the long break to show his new side as an actor.

"I thought (Goo Do-han) would be a new challenge as it breaks my old, predictable image," Jang said in a press conference to promote the series Wednesday. "I grew a mustache and tried to restrain myself to portray a wild man."

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The 36-year-old actor said five years passed too quickly as he completed his mandatory military service from 2018 to 2020 and had a refreshing period afterwards.

"I didn't know the break would take this long. I treasured the script of 'The Bait' to make the time meaningful," he said.

 

Heo, who played villains in Netflix series "Squid Game" and the Disney+ series "Casino," said he wants to write an "encyclopedia of villains" with his "unforgettable" character in the new work.

"I tried to control my power. I thought acting would be a challenge as it is an epic tale of Noh Sang-cheon," he said.

The first two episodes of "The Bait" will be available on the streaming platform by e-commerce operator Coupang on Friday. The second part will be released in the first half of this year.

https://en.yna.co.kr/view/AEN20230125008300315?section=culture/entertainment

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[News] Jang Keun Suk feels ready for his long-anticipated comeback
Though his new character Do-han in the upcoming crime thriller series “Decoy” seems a departure from his previous roles, Jang Keun-suk is certain that he will not disappoint his fans, who have been waiting a long time for his return.

“Time flies. Even I didn’t expect it would be so long before my next project. But I can assure you that ‘Decoy’ was the series, which makes the last five years not in vain. Whenever I visited the on-site shooting location, discussed ways to improve the scenes with actors and staff, I felt alive,” Jang said in a press conference at Megabox Coex in Seoul, Wednesday.

Playing a hard-boiled, aggressive detective for the first time in his 26-year acting career, Jang expressed a mixed bag of emotions.

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“‘Decoy’ will be the first series to show my performance in five years. I wanted to challenge myself and show a different side, which is far different from what I have been doing before starting my two-year mandatory military service in 2018,” the actor said.

Jang added that he was concerned about misinterpreting the character and creating Do-han who does not match the stories of “Decoy.” The actor talked over even the small details with the director and screenwriter, from makeup to clothes. Jang said he took additional acting training sessions to hone his performance.

 

Jang said that the five-year break allowed him to grow both as an actor and a person.

“As an actor, I personally felt a huge catharsis after hearing the public praise me for my role in the 2009 mystery film ‘Where the Truth Lies.’ Many people commented that they did not expect to see a new side from me and my performance as an actor. I wish I can receive this reaction once again with ‘Decoy,’” he said.

“Decoy” is a 12-part series, which centers around the man behind South Korea’s biggest financial fraud case, who dies while in hiding from the victims and police. The story develops as the deceased criminal is named as a suspect in a new serial murder case, eight years after his death.

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Jang plays a lawyer-turned-detective, who tries to reveal the truth behind the mysterious case.

When asked whether the series is based on the true stories of con artist Jo Hee-pal, who took about 4 trillion won ($366 billion) from more than 40,000 people in a pyramid scheme played out from 2004 to 2008, director Kim Hong-sun explained that “Decoy” is not based on a specific person or event.

“There were increasing numbers of murder cases in the early 2000s. The screenwriter’s personal experience also played part in our project and we wished to present some of those tragedies throughout the series,” Kim said.

The first two episodes of the 12-part crime thriller will be available Friday on local streaming service Coupang Play. Following that, two episodes each will be released over the next two Fridays.

After a short break, “Decoy” will return with part two in the first half of the year to present the remaining six episodes, according to the streamer.

cre: https://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20230126000655

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[News] Jang Keun Suk steps out of his comfort zone with 'The Bait'
Actor Jang Keun-suk said that his small screen return after five years to play the lead role of Ku Do-han in Coupang Play's new original series, "The Bait," was a new challenge in his career to break him out of his comfort zone.

"Since this series is my comeback after a long time, I thought about what I can bring to the role. So I felt deviating from the established image of me by playing Koo Do-han could be a new challenge," he said during a press conference for the series, held in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, Wednesday.

 

"So I grew my beard and reined in my emotions to create a tough character."

The crime thriller series revolves around Koo (Jang), a detective who used to be a lawyer. He takes a serial murder case linked to a major fraud case from years earlier. As he deepens his investigation into the murder, he finds clues pointing to the prime suspect, notorious con artist No Sang-cheon (Heo Sung-tae), who was believed to have died eight years earlier.

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Jang took some time off from his acting career in 2018 to serve his public service duty as an alternative to mandatory military service, making the legal series "Switch: Change the World," aired earlier in that year, his last work. He said that he took the time to recharge, leading to him feeling the urge to reinvent himself as an actor.

"As an actor, I had the urge to break my own mold. When I starred in the film 'Where the Truth Lies,' people were saying 'I didn't know he was capable of such actions.' And I wanted to feel that catharsis I had at that time," he said.

 

The 36-year-old, who debuted as a child model at the age of six, said that he took acting training which helped to reignite the passion he had in the earlier phase of his career.

 

"I've never taken a break from work. So I took the time to do the things I've been wanting to do … And the opportunity to showcase what I've gained and let go of is 'The Bait,'" he said. "I took acting training before starting filming the series and I felt so happy. It reminded me of the excitement, feelings and hope I felt when I was young."

The series is led by director Kim Hong-sun, who led the Netflix series "Money Heist: Korea ― Joint Economic Area." The director shared that the series is based on multiple fraud cases from the early 2000s, rather than being based on one specific case.

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"We brought together various fraud cases that happened in the early 2000s. There were also experiences from the writer and few parts from other cases," he said.

Kim added that he felt Jang was the right fit to play the character. "He has such a positive image, especially being dubbed the 'Asian Prince.' But when I met with him, I felt he has become mature and a real adult," he said. "I had no doubt that he can pull off a detective character."

"The Bait" will hit the streaming site on Friday and will release two episodes every week.

https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2023/01/688_344277.html

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