Rain, Kang Sora, and Min Hyo Rin are coming together on-screen for a period film that will narrate the life of the legendary Korean cyclist Uhm Bok Dong. Uhm was a Korean cyclist active during the Japanese colonial era. He became a heroic icon after winning cycle races against Japan's top cyclist during the era. For Uhm, cycling was a way of protest against Japanese colonisation.
Rain will play the titular role, Uhm Bok Dong while Kang Sora will appear as Kim Hyun Shin, a fighter in Hwang Jae Ho's independence movement. However, the role of Min Hyo is yet to be revealed.
The film will also star Park Jin Joo in an important role. The trio—Hyo, Hyun Shin, and Jin Joo—were last seen together in 2011's hit movie Sunny.
The biopic will be bankrolled by Lee Bum Soo, who also make a special appearance as Uhm Bok Dong's cycling coach and independence fighter, Hwang Jae Ho. The initial shooting has already begun and the film is likely to hit the screens later this year.
This will be Rain's first full-fledged onscreen appearance after his wedding. After almost four years of dating, Rain married actress Kim Tae Hee in a private ceremony recently with just 50 guests at Gaheo-dong Cathedral in Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea, following their Catholic convictions.