I was interested in seeing Kim So-eun (Boys Before Flowers) acting alongside Yoo Seung-ho (Legend) in their school-set murder thriller movie Fourth Period Murder Mystery [4교시 추리영역], but it’s been announced that Kim So-eun has dropped out mid-project. The reason cited is that her schedule is too packed with filming for her currently airing drama, the Korean remake of The Man Who Can’t Get Married, which also stars Ji Jin-hee and Uhm Jung-hwa.
She’s not the only one bowing out; the director has also undergone a change as the original director Shin Dong-yub (writer of 100 Days With Mr. Arrogant) has left to be replaced by Lee Sang-yong, who got his start filming CFs. In Kim’s absence, new actress Kang So-ra will be stepping in as the new female lead.
That’s too bad, but with Yoo Seung-ho still attached, the movie still has my interest; its story unfolds in real time after a murder occurs at a high school, and students race to find the culprit within an hour. Although it was initially set for a July premiere, with the last-minute changes, the new release date is not yet decided.