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Don Lee’s upcoming ‘The Roundup: Punishment’ to open in 164 countries

By Kim Da-sol

Published : April 13, 2024 - 11:51

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“The Roundup: Punishment” (ABO Entertainment) “The Roundup: Punishment” (ABO Entertainment)

“The Roundup: Punishment,” the fourth installment of the crime film franchise featuring South Korean action star Don Lee – known as Ma Dong-seok here – will meet audiences in 164 countries for a global release.

The number of countries this installment will be released in is the most of the four films. The second installment, “The Roundup,” was sold to 132 countries in 2022 and the third installment, “The Roundup: No Way Out,” was sold to 158 countries last year.

“The Roundup: Punishment,” slated for release April 24 in Korean and Indonesian theaters, will hit theaters around the rest of the world the following day or week.

The movie opens in Australia and New Zealand on April 25, in Taiwan and Mongolia on April 26, in Singapore and Hong Kong on May 1, and in Malaysia and Brunei on May 2.

On May 3, “The Roundup: Punishment” will be released in North America and the UK, and on May 14, it will screen in Cambodia. The movie also opens in Thailand on May 30.

In “The Roundup: Punishment,” Don Lee returns to his original squad as a “monster cop” detective to take down former special forces agent Baek Chang-gi (Kim Moo-yul) and genius IT CEO Jang Dong-chul (Lee Dong-hwi), by joining forces with former gang leader Jang Yi-soo (Park Ji-hwan).