Uhm Tae-woong is Cyrano
Uhm Tae-woong may have had a somewhat flat performance in the historical drama Queen Seon-deok, but he can be positively riveting in contemporary works. Let’s see how he does when he takes on a romantic comedy, as he’s just been cast as the lead in a movie called Cyrano (working title).
The movie is based on the fictional story of Frenchman Cyrano de Bergerac, who has been the subject of several films, plays, and literary works. Depicted with a large nose, Cyrano is sharp-witted but self-conscious of his looks, considering himself too ugly to confess his feelings for the woman he loves. The object of his affections is interested in a handsome young man who lacks the courage (and savvy) to woo her, and Cyrano helps him out by writing poetic love letters which express his own love for her. Moved by the beautiful words, she falls in love with her eloquent suitor, but believes that to be the handsome young man.
This version of Cyrano will be directed by Kim Hyun-seok of Scout and When Romance Meets Destiny. According to Uhm’s management, filming will begin when the rest of casting has been completed, sometime in the first half of the year.
I think Uhm Tae-woong is best in dark roles, but I’m not averse to seeing him take on a comedy. He hasn’t gotten to show too much of his lighter side (although you could say Chaw was humorous, though not a straight comedy), but I remember that there were brief moments of levity in Delightful Girl Chun-hyang when he got to show off his adorably boyish smile.
Via Asia Economy
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