Kim Hye-sung (Boy Meets Boy, Unstoppable High Kick has a new project in the works, a movie called G-Love [글러브].
He’ll be working with director Kang Woo-seok (who directed Silmido and Public Enemy Returns and produced Into the White Night and No Mercy), and has been cast alongside actors Jung Jae-young (The Divine Weapon) and Yoo Sun (Bok-shil of Sons of Sol Pharmarcy).
G-Love is described as a “human drama” that takes place amidst a rural high school baseball team, which sees the arrival of an ex-pro baseball player and female teacher. Kim Hye-sung plays a deaf high schooler who has put up a wall against the world and purposely rejects communicating with others. The pro (Jung Jae-young) takes the reins as coach and teaches him how to play, and he starts to dream of the future. What ensues is a story of “heartwarming friendship and love.”
(I groan a little at the explanation of the title; the Korean title is pronounced “glove,” which makes sense given the baseball motif, but an alternate meaning attributes words like “great” and “give” to the “G” of the title, to mean “great love” or “give love.” Barf.).
G-Love will begin filming at the end of June. Kim Hye-sung is currently busy practicing baseball with the other members of the team. (Also: Did you know he has a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo?) His most recent role prior to this is as a student soldier in war movie Into the Fire.
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