Release dateOctober 6, 2013 (2013-10-06) (Busan International Film Festival)
October 24, 2013 (2013-10-24) (South Korea) WriterSeok-Hwan Choi, Joong-Hoon Park Initial releaseOctober 24, 2013 (South Korea) ScreenplayPark Joong-hoon, Choi Seok-hwan CastTae-woong Eom (Tae-sik), So Yi-hyun (Mi-na), Kim Min-joon (Won-joon), Kim Su-ro (Choi Kang-chul) Similar moviesThe Hustler, The Nines, Cashback, Dreamgirls, The Cat's Meow, High and Low
Top Star (Hangul: 톱스타; RR: Topseuta) is a 2013 South Korean film directed, co-written and produced by veteran actor Park Joong-hoon, in his directorial debut. It stars Uhm Tae-woong as the manager of a top actor who dreams of someday becoming famous like his client, but when a twist of fate grants his wish, his life completely changes. The film premiered at the 18th Busan International Film Festival.
Tae-sik is the talent manager of top celebrity Won-joon, but he has long wanted to be an actor. He unexpectedly gets his chance when Won-joon becomes involved in a hit and run accident and Tae-sik takes the fall instead by claiming he was the driver. In exchange, Won-joon promises to give Tae-sik a small role in his next film. But Tae-sik's acting career soon takes off after he gets out of jail, and his success and stardom starts to threaten and eclipse Won-joon's. Tae-sik's popularity finally overtakes Won-joon's, but his pure passion for acting turns into greed and ego. As he loses touch with his roots, he neglects the relationships he formed on the way up. Now, in order to maintain his fame, Tae-sik will stop at nothing to stay on top.
Chinese production company Aim Media bought the remake rights in 2014.