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Im Joo-hwan joins Ryu Seung-beom and Younha in film project

Im Joo-hwan fans, rejoice! 2011 looks like it’ll be a busy year for the rising star, as he adds a film to his resume (in addition to upoming drama What’s Up). The movie is titled Life Is Beautiful, and has already drawn some notice for casting prolific film actor Ryu Seung-beom (Bad Deal) and singer Younha.

Ryu plays a former baseball player who quit the sport after his hot temper led to an accident, and now works at an insurance company. Part of his job is to keep his clients from committing suicide, which sounds like a depressing job but seems, based on the film’s description, like it will take a lightly humorous “human drama” approach. Younha plays an aspiring singer.

Im Joo-hwan plays one of Ryu’s clients, and suffers from Tourette syndrome. (Tourette’s is a tic disorder most commonly associated with uncontrollable outbursts of profanities, but it’s not restricted to those symptoms.) Despite his disorder, his character displays a pure and hopeful spirit.

Im said, “In the film, there’s a line of dialogue where I say, ‘People think I’m crazy, but I’m not. I’m just a bit inconvenienced.’ Through that, I could feel the character’s sincerity and the meaning in the film. It’s a story of people who live every day diligently, who don’t lose hope despite living difficult lives. This will be a warm movie that will move people and make them laugh.”

A promising cast, and an interesting plot, if it hits the right tone (I’m picturing something halfway between comedy and drama, which is right up my alley). I’m keeping my eye on this one.

Life Is Beautiful is scheduled to begin filming mid-November, with plans to release sometime in 2011.


Younha, Ryu Seung-beom

Via Star News

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LOVE this casting so far!!!

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Sounds really good. I'm looking forward to IJH's new projects....Wanna see him in different roles ...hope he's not a one-hit wonder or something...well, hope he does well. He's one of my new favourites.

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"Im Joo-hwan fans, rejoice!"

Here, here, kyeaaahhhh!!!!

I find the lack of IJH's projects in 2010 disturbing.

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Look at this:
http://qtv.freechal.com/movie/QTVMovieView.asp?docid=3017957&LogSection=QTV001_CTDL01_005
It's OT but's Kang Ji Hwan's 3D fusion sageuk.

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Yaaaaaay!

My hubby is back on the big screen! And this time the spotlight (and not just MY eyeline) will be on him hehehe

I can't wait :)

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Okay, this sounds adorable! LJH! <3

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Ahhhhhhhh LJH!! So exciting!

I love Younha, and I've always like RSB, and now with our beloved Park Kyu? I'm totally on board. :D

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oh hey there Kender!

I didn't even read it was you that posted above me.. it's called TUNNEL VISION. That's one of the effects of Lim Ju Hwan to me. ^^

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Haha good job. :P I was just thinking about telling you about this post too hahaha..

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LOL! Great minds! I haven't read any of your tweets today??

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Here!! Present!!!!

Kyaaaaahhhh!! Lim Ju Hwan sure will be busy in 2011. His enlistment is coming up soon right? he's a 82-er so that means this would probably be his last project.

NOOOOOO!!!! I need to go to Korea before that happens! I hope he will have a fan meeting before he enlists. Does anybody here know how to get tickets to fanmeets in Korea?

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Your Twitter friend would probably know, wouldn't she?

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She did!! She actually sent me a DM about this last week!

She said she knew somebody in Ju Hwan's DC Gall that told them about this but it wasn't official yet so Ju Hwan said not say anything just in case!

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

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Hahaha connections~~~

You should totally get her to grab tickets for you. :D

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He is just too cute. You know, 've never seen him in anything. I honestly don't remember him in Boys Over Flowers.. But something about him attracts me! I'm actualyl really excited to see him in What's Up.

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Typos all over the place. Sorry, I've* and actually*.

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Isn't it great that we have more IJH news lately? Good to know he's doing more interesting and versatile projects.
I can't have enough of him...lol

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*can't get enough*

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Great news....but stupid name for a movie, if you ask me (i know you didn't :))....

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HURRAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see IJH!! <3

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This guys should do more sageuk. He looks most dashing in traditional garb, hehe.

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The name "Life is Beautiful" is SO overused, but I'm looking forward to this one! LOVE Im Joo-hwan!! =]

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if this comes out before what's up, I will either be
a) happy to finally see IJH again
b) angry that the drama still hasn't aired

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I have a cousin with Tourettes, and I just thought I'd let you know that screaming profanity is very rare. Its just the most well known symptom because its great for comic situations. The "tic" is normally something more like coughing, clearing your throat, blinking rapidly... There are phonic tics as well, but again, they usually don't involve profanity. That being said, I'm sure that's what they'll have the character in the movie do, because if its a comedy and someone says Tourettes that's pretty much going to be the case.

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Sppppaaaazzzz...hot :) I'm interested :))

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okay, will check this out....love Park Gyu among them all

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Great!

Methinks the boy is a terribly under-rated talent. It's wonderful that he's getting more opportunities to showcase his talent. :)

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Great!

Methinks the boy is a terribly under-rated talent. It's wonderful that he's getting more opportunities to showcase his abilities. :)

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@hermes173:

yeah, I think so too. He got me mesmerized in Tamna the Island. Not only with his good looks but how he emotes well with his eyes and face. Hope he will rise and shine in the future...

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geez i saw this epi with english sub love it.. i

i like the the rich guy heheh his sweet and romantic

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After watching Tamra the Island (yep, kind of late) I started looking for his future projects that I should watch out for. This guy got some serious acting talents which I wish would get him to the top.

Calling producers out there, hello? ^^

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Wah.. Handsome.. I get amazed at him after watching Tamra the Island.. . IJH and seo woo looked very nice in romantic episodes.. Can't wait to see IJH.. . Also with seo Woo.

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he's so talented and so handsome.. :)

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yes..it is true..he's so cute and handsome.. :D

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