Korean actor Kang Ha Neul’s first official military photo was released since he enlisted for active military service earlier this month.
The photo, where the Korean heartthrob is seen wearing his military uniform was published at the website of the Korea Army Training Center on September 19th. Kang Ha Neul was in a group photo with his comrades in the 28th Regiment, 9th Company, 3th Platoon.
The “Midnight Runners” actor began his compulsory military duty on Monday, September 11th. He is currently undergoing the 5-week basic training at the Korea Army Training Center in Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province.
After basic training, Kang Ha Neul will be dispatched to the Republic of Korean’s Capital Defense Command as a military police whose main duty is to escort and protect high level military officials and VIPs. He is scheduled to be discharged on June 10, 2019.
Meanwhile, “Midnight Runners”, the actor’s last movie before enlistment, is currently South Korea’s 4th top grossing domestic film in 2017. As of September 20th, the action comedy film boasts of 5,648,099 admissions and US$39,101,412 gross earnings. The movie premiered in South Korean in August 9th.
“Midnight Runners” has been released in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Singapore. It is scheduled to be screened in Malaysia on October 5th and in the Philippines on November 22nd. Taiwan and Japan will also see the movie within the year.
The film, known for the strong chemistry between the two leads, follows two police academy students, Hee Yeol (Kang Ha Neul) and Gi Jun (Park Seo Jun) who embark on a journey to save a young woman who was abducted in front of their eyes. The movie was penned and helmed by Jason Kim and distributed by Lotte Entertainment.
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