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New cast member announced for Korean remake of Money Heist

Lee Hyun-woo joins the show as Rio after Park Jung-woo had to step down because of scheduling conflicts.

New cast member announced for Korean remake of Money Heist

Money Heist, or La Casa De Pape, is getting a Korean remake. (Photo: Netflix)

The Korean remake of the Spanish crime drama series Money Heist has a new Rio. Actor Lee Hyun-woo will be playing the role in the remake, taking over from actor Park Jung-woo, whose agency announced on Monday (May 31) that he had to step down because of scheduling conflicts with the current drama he’s filming.

Lee’s addition to the show concludes the roster of robbers, of which there are eight in the original series.

They are Park Hae-soo as Berlin, Jeon Jong-soo as Tokyo, Lee Won-jong as Moscow, Kim Ji-hoon as Denver, Jang Yoon-joo as Nairobi, Kim Ji-hoon as Helsinki and Lee Kyu-ho as Oslo. And leading the team is Yoo Ji-tae as the Professor.

Lee released a statement through his agency, saying that he’ll do his best to create “a cool, memorable character and an appealing production for those who are anticipating the Korean remake of Money Heist”.

READ: Spanish crime drama series Money Heist getting a Korean remake

The original Spanish drama is returning for its fifth and final season on Netflix. Originally titled La Casa De Pape (The House Of Paper), it follows a group of robbers – led by a criminal mastermind known as the Professor – who carry out a massive heist on the Royal Mint of Spain, and later on the Bank of Spain.

The remake, set in Korea, will also be released on the streaming service. Plans for the remake were first announced in June last year and confirmed in December.

Source: CNA/sr