This is a pairing I could get behind: Seo Ji-hye (I Love You) is teaming up with Song Chang-eui (Scale of Providence) as spouses in a new movie with the (working) title Tree that Sleeps Standing [서서 자는 나무]. Apparently the title speaks to the theme of a person’s desire to stay next to and support a loved one.
Song Chang-eui, taking his follow-up role to the drama series Cinderella Man, plays a warm-hearted, passionate firefighter. Having dealt with his father’s death at a young age and knowing the pain of losing a parent, he doesn’t want to subject his young daughter to the same kind of pain, yet his job requires that he put himself in risky situations, and that weighs on him as a burden. He finds refuge and hope in his wife and daughter, but one day things start to change.
Seo Ji-hye, known for her bright image, again plays an innocent, simple woman as Song Chang-eui’s wife. They meet when she finds herself caught in a revolving door, and he helps her to safety. However, after that incident, she has difficulty being in crowded places and suffers panic attacks. She is also dearly devoted to her husband, but begins to feel that he’s hiding something from her.
The film is described as a “heartbreaking love story” and will begin filming in September. (To be honest, I don’t love the description — melodramas, bah! — but I do really like both actors…)
- Cinderella Man production press conference
- Kwon Sang-woo gets an older brother
- 200 Pound Beauty musical opens
- A look at SBS’s upcoming I Love You