The cast of “Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space”: your guide
One year after the international success Money theft (Money Heist) completed, a Korean version of the high-tech Robin Hood story is coming to Netflix. In Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space, fans will see a version of the epic heist from the original series set in the same fictional universe, where North and South Korea are about to reunite after 80 years. A new professor (Yoo Ji-tae) has a meticulous plan to steal four trillion won ($3 billion) of the new unified currency directly from the Unified Mint of Korea, before a joint police task force does can stop him.
The Robber Squad has the same names and roles as the original series, but with new personalities and backstories that complicate the similar, but very different heist. Here’s what we know about the stacked cast of Money Heist: Koreawhich includes rising stars, a popular variety show personality and one of the most notable actors in squid game.
Yoo Ji-tae as a teacher
The Professor is the mastermind of the heist, who brought together the team of thieves and spent years thinking about all the possible scenarios for the groundbreaking heist. He leads the team from outside the Mint and gives them orders based on his own strict principles.
Yoo is best known for starring in movies, including romance A beautiful spring day and Park Chan-wook’s revenge film Old boy. He also starred in Korean dramas When my love blooms and Healer.
Park Hae-soo as Berlin
Berlin, who leads the thieves inside the Mint, is a North Korean prisoner who escaped after living in a concentration camp for 24 years. While the Professor believes in treating hostages humanely, the rebellious ex-con wants to use fear to gain absolute control over the hostages and his team.
Park is best known for playing white-collar criminal Cho Sang-woo, aka Player 218, in the Netflix smash hit squid game. He has already acted in the drama prison bookletand the movies It’s time to hunt and Yaksha: Ruthless Operations.
Jeon Jong-soo as Tokyo
Tokyo grew up in North Korea and served in the military before moving to South Korea in hopes of starting a better life. After being scammed and discriminated against, the young woman is about to give up when the teacher asks her to join the heist.
Rising star Jeon made his film debut alongside Steven Yeun in Burningand won a Baeksang Arts Award for his lead role in the thriller The call. After Money theftshe is ready to star in the survival drama Bargain and the Netflix project Ballerina.
Lee Hyun-woo as Rio
Rio is the team’s talented hacker, who switched careers to crime after dropping out of medical school. Lee started out as a child actor in historical dramas including The Great Queen Seondok and The return of Iljimae, before starring in the drama The liar and his lover. He also previously played a hacker in the film Scammersa North Korean spy in the film secretly greatly.
Lee Won-jong as Moscow
Moscow is an expert miner tasked with building a tunnel under the mint. He is also a kind man and a devoted father to his son Denver. Lee is a prolific film and theater actor who had appeared in dramas Rustic Period, Hidden identity, prosecutor of the vampires, The strongest delivererand love uncontrollably.
Kim Ji-hoon as Denver
Moscow’s hard-headed son Denver is a notorious mobster and fighter, who can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Kim debuted as a drama actor in 2002 and gained a lot of buzz last year for his performance as villainous Baek Hee-sung in the thriller drama Flower of Evil. He is also set to appear in the upcoming Netflix project. Ballerinaas well as the Netflix drama love to hate you.
Jang Yoon-ju as Nairobi
Nairobi is a charming con artist with extensive experience dealing with counterfeits, which comes in very handy at the Mint. Jang is one of South Korea’s most successful models, who debuted in 1997 and previously hosted Korea’s Next Top Model (including the season when squid game(HoYeon Jung was a finalist). She made her acting debut in the action movie Veteran and also starred in the drama Scent.
Lee Kyu-ho as Oslo and Kim Ji-hun as Helsinki
Helsinki and Oslo are the muscle of the team, two ethnic Koreans who are former members of a Chinese gang. Lee has been a prolific actor since his debut in 2002, with roles in Healer, Dr. Romanticand The fiery priest. Kim debuted in 2012 and appeared in Chimera, The good detectiveand Foreign.
Kim Yun-jin as Seon Woo-jin
South Korean negotiator Seon Woo-jin is brought in to get the hostages out unharmed and finds himself in a battle of wits against the professor. Kim is a Korean-American actress who starred in all six seasons of Lost and ABC soap Mistresses. She has also appeared in successful Korean films, including Shiri, Ardorand Ode to my father.
Kim Seung-oh as Cho Moo-hyuk
Cho Moo-hyuk, a former special agent who confronts Woo-jin, represents North Korea on the police team. Kim has acted in films including The man from nowhere and Pirates: The Last Royal Treasureas well as dramas like Secret garden and Fight for my way.
Park Myoung-hoon as Jo Young-min
Among the hostages is Jo Young-min, the arrogant Mint manager who complicates matters with his escape attempts. Park is best known for playing the hidden man in the basement of Parasiteas well as his roles in Crash landing on you and Standby.