Jung Ryeo-won in Sleeping With the Enemy
Jung Ryeo-won is coming back with a new movie, Sleeping With the Enemy, which co-stars Kim Joo-hyuk (Terroir) and is set during the Korean War. Her character meets his North Korean soldier character when his troops are given an order to retreat to a small village, and the two fall in love.
With the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the war coming up this summer, we have no shortage of war-related projects, notably So Ji-sub’s Road No. 1 and Kwon Sang-woo’s Into the Gunfire. However, this film aims for a different focus; while the others portray the war in a harsh light, Sleeping With the Enemy is striving to convey a “warm humanity, like in Welcome to Dongmakgol.”
Sleeping With the Enemy will be directed by Park Gun-yong, whose last project was the sports-comedy Lifting King Kong. Filming will begin on the movie on May 27.
We haven’t heard from Jung in a while, it seems; she had a drama and film last year (Ja Myung Go and Castaway on the Moon), but both were subdued affairs and Jung hasn’t been much in the public eye recently. It’ll be good to see her onscreen again.