From the office of President Jang Dong-gun
Ooh, now THAT’s what I’m talkin’ about!
Jang Dong-gun plays a president in the upcoming film Good Morning, President [굿모닝 프레지던트], as we can see in these (many!) behind-the-scenes shots taken at the film set. The production opened the Kyunggi province shooting location to a press conference on July 20 and gave the media a glimpse of the crew and its universally liked lead actor (really, Jang Dong-gun has among the fewest anti’s — if any — in the business, which is remarkable given how incredibly famous he is).
Good Morning, President follows the stories of three different presidents; aside from Jang, there is also the lauded, elderly president played by veteran actor Lee Soon-jae, and Korea’s first female president as portrayed by Go Doo-shim. Han Chae-young plays the spokeswoman for the opposing (minority) party who becomes the president’s (Jang’s president, that is) love interest.
Not only does is it the public eager to see Jang as a dapper young president, it is also their first chance to see Jang back onscreen in four years. His last released movie was a China-Korea co-production in 2005, director Chen Kaige’s The Promise. His last domestic production was the action movie Typhoon, and in recent years he’s remained out of the domestic spotlight as he worked on his Hollywood debut, The Warrior’s Way (which still doesn’t appear to have a U.S. release date).