Netflix’s “La Casa De Papel” Korean Remake Halts Filming Due To COVID-19 Concerns

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Netflix has confirmed that the Korean remake for its Spanish hit series La Casa De Papel has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

According to an exclusive report from Xsportsnews on July 7, La Casa De Papel has halted filming after discovering that one of the actors came in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

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After Netflix has confirmed the official lineup of the cast in late March, it was later reported through various media outlets that the filming had began. However, in light of the current issue, the production team decided to postpone filming.

Like most Korean productions, La Casa De Papel has faced a difficult path to the small screen, first impacted by a number of subsequent stops due to the pandemic.

The highly-awaited Netflix series

Set on the Korean peninsula, La Casa De Papel is a Spanish heist thriller drama in which eight thieves led by the criminal mastermind called the Professor, take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain to print hundreds of millions of euros and flee.

Spearheading its star-studded cast lineup is Yoo Ji Tae (The Swindlers, Money, Svaha: The Sixth Finger) as ‘the Professor.’

Kim Yun Jin (Seven Days, Ode to My Father, Lost, Mistresses) takes the role of Seon Woojin, an inspector at Task Force Team.

Aside from its remarkable casts, the series is helmed by Director Kim Hong Sun with writers Ryu Yong-jae, Kim Hwan-chae, Choe Sung-jun penning the script. The series will be produced under BH Entertainment and Contents Zium.

To be released exclusively on Netflix, it will have a total of 12 episodes. More information about the upcoming remake will be announced at a later date.

Source: Xportsnews

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