Netflix has decided to delay the release of two forthcoming films featuring Yoo Ah In –The Match and Goodbye Earth, due to the continuing drug probe surrounding the actor. While The Match is a film about Go players and also stars Lee Byung Hun, Goodbye Earth is a drama that recounts the tales of four people living through a chaotic scenario in which there are only 200 days left until Earth’s collision with an asteroid.
Yoo Ah In vs. the Drug Crime Investigation Unit of the Seoul Metropolitan Police
The Match and Goodbye Earth have already wrapped up filming, and their release dates are under discussion.
Yoo Ah In, who recently stepped down from Hellbound 2 before filming began, was summoned by the police today on March 27, to investigate chronic drug use.
Yoo Ah In tested positive for weed, cocaine, and ketamine, according to the Drug Crime Investigation Unit of the Seoul Metropolitan Police. According to Yoo Ah-in’s medical documents, the suspect has been prescribed propofol 73 times in 2021 and given a total of 4497 milliliters. His hair also tested positive for cocaine, ketamine, and cannabis.
Yoo Ah-in’s forthcoming film premieres have been delayed due to the drug abuse accusations that have surfaced against the actor.
Netflix said on News 1 on the 27th, “After discussion with the production team, we decided to temporarily postpone the release of Goodbye Earth. We are discussing the movie The Match with the production company Acemaker and other related companies, and we have decided to hold off on the release temporarily.”
The Match and Goodbye Earth were expected to be released sometime in 2023, but it remains unclear when they will be rescheduled for release. Production company New’s Yoo Ah-in movie High Five, which was also scheduled for release this year, may also be affected by the actor’s drug investigation.
Yoo Ah-in, whose real name is Um Hong-sik, is a popular South Korean actor who has appeared in numerous films and television dramas. He first gained fame for his role in the film Punch in 2011 and has since become a leading actor in the industry. His recent works include Veteran, Burning, and Sado. However, his career may now be in jeopardy due to his drug investigation.
The use of drugs, particularly illegal substances, is considered a serious offense in South Korea, and celebrities who are found to have used drugs often face severe consequences. Many are forced to take a hiatus from their careers, and some are even banned from appearing on television or in films.
While the investigation against Yoo Ah-in is ongoing, it is unclear what the future holds for the actor and his career. However, the allegations of drug use have already significantly impacted his upcoming projects, with the release of his films being delayed until further notice.