Tuesday, August 16, 2022
In anticipation of the upcoming release of the long awaited Korean drama Big Bet (formerly known as King of Savvy), Disney+ Hotstar has unveiled a number of stars who are set to feature in the upcoming Disney+ Hotstar original series.
Slated for release later this year, Big Bet tells the unforgettable tale of a man who struggles to become a casino mogul but soon after hits rock bottom due to a chain of unfortunate events. Determined not to let life beat him down yet again, the man risks everything he has, including his own life, to get himself back in the game. Set to mark Choi Min-sik’s first appearance in a drama series in over 26 years, excitement is already bubbling over for Big Bet, following Choi’s remarkable work in Oldboy, I Saw the Devil, New World, and Roaring Currents.
Set to include a star-studded cast, Big Bet also features Sohn Seok-gu, a versatile genre-spanning actor who previously starred in My Liberation Notes, Romance Without Love, Be Melodramatic, and D.P., and who also recently made his directorial debut in Unframed; as well as Lee Dong-hwi, who brought his larger-than-life presence to Extreme Job, New Year Blues, Method Acting, and Pegasus Market; and Heo Sung-tae who starred in Beyond Evil and who quickly became a fan favorite last year with his work in Squid Game.
At the helm of Big Bet is Kang Yoon-seong, the winner of the Best New Director at the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards and the 23rd Chunsa Film Art Awards. With The Outlaws, a Korean box-office hit praised for its high-voltage action sequences and tense narrative that garnered over 6.88 million admissions following its 2017 opening, under his belt, Kang’s distinctively powerful and spectacular directorial vision is yet another feature that makes Big Bet worthy of the hype. Big Bet, a Disney+ Hotstar original series, is set to premier worldwide exclusively on Disney+ Hotstar in the second half of 2022.
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