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Gook: Ben Munoz Talks About Playing A Relatable Hispanic In LA Riots-Based Story

Despite racial tensions in US history, many people of different races will come together as family and friends despite these issues. Ben Munoz (Enemy Within, A Father’s Journey) stars alongside with Justin Chon, Simone Baker and David So in this story about friendship as the LA riots unfolded in Gook. Gook follows Eli and Daniel, two Korean-American brothers that run their late father’s show store in a predominantly African-American community of Los Angeles.
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