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Daniel Dae Kim joins cast of ‘Insurgent’

 

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Daniel Dae Kim has joined the Divergent sequel as Jack Kang, a representative of the Candor faction. Kim was most recently seen onHawaii Five-0, and is best-known for his role on Lost.

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Lost” actor Daniel Dae Kim is set to board Summit’s “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” the sequel to “Divergent” starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James.

Octavia Spencer, Jonny Weston and Suki Waterhouse recently joined the cast, with Jai Courtney, Miles Teller and Ansel Elgort also onboard to reprise their roles. Kim will play Jack Kang in the pic.

The film will be directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by Brian Duffield and Akiva Goldsman.

Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce the film through their Red Wagon Entertainment banner along with Pouya Shahbazian. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are executive producing through their Mandeville Films banner along with Neil Burger and Barry Waldman.

Insurgent” will be released on March 20. The third book, “Allegiant,” will be split into two films that are slated for release on March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017, respectively. “Divergent” opened this past March and has grossed $267 million worldwide.

Kim most recently wrapped his fourth season on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-O” and his other past credits include “Spider-Man 2″ and “The Hulk.”

Meanwhile, Daniel’s also been busy as a producer, working on a film adaptation of Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World’s Most Repressive Country, a memoir by North Korea specialist Mike Kim about his experience helping North Korean refugees cross over to China. He’s also hoping to remake the popular Korean television series Good Doctor for U.S. audiences.

 

 

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Daniel Dae Kim inks overall deal with CBS Television Studios

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CBS Television Studios is locking down Daniel Dae Kim. The Hawaii Five-0 star has inked a two-year development deal with the studio behind the veteran procedural.

Under the pact, the Lost alum will develop new projects for CBSTVS under his 3AD production banner. He’ll serve as a producer on all network and cable projects he develops for the studio and  is currently searching for a development executive to oversee the newly launched banner.

“I’m excited to be expanding my relationship with David Stapf and CBS Television Studios. Creating original content has been a longstanding goal and I look forward to our future collaborations as a producer with 3AD,” Kim said.

The news comes days after the actor’s former on-screen wife Lost‘s Yunjin Kim, announced she was executive producing an adaptation of Korean drama Nine: Nine Time Travels for ABC Studios — the company behind the former series that helped to launch both their careers.

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LOST actress Yunjin Kim to help bring Korean drama remake to ABC

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Former Lost co-star Yunjin Kim, now a lead on ABC’s summer series Mistresses, is expanding her relationship with the network. ABC has put in development an untitled hourlong project from ABC Studios and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s studio-based Fake Empire based on the Korean drama series Nine: Nine Time Travels.

The format was brought to Fake Empire by Kim, who will serve as executive producer alongside Schwartz, Savage and Fake Empire’s President of TV Len Goldstein in what marks Fake Empire’s tenth broadcast sale this season. Written by Derek Simonds, the untitled drama, described as part thriller, part epic love story, centers on a man with the ability to travel 20 years back in time who, in trying to alter a murder which destroyed his family, sets off a chain of events that impact the woman he loves and threatens his own life. He embarks on an odyssey through time to make things right.

Nine: Nine Time Travels, from CJ E&M Corp., is available in the U.S. on Hulu.

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