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Jeon Do-yeon returns with Countdown
by | January 9, 2011 | 18 Comments

Cannes queen Jeon Do-yeon (The Housemaid, Lovers in Prague) is set to return to the big screen this year with an action film called Countdown. She’ll be playing a con-artist, whose description I already love: “everything about her, except the fact that she breathes, is a lie.” Nice.

She’ll be playing opposite Jung Jae-young (Moss, Shingijeon, pictured below) who plays a heartless debt collector with a 100% success rate in getting his mark to pay up. He puts his life on the line as he chases her down, but meets his match in Jeon Do-yeon’s character. She can’t pass up one last score, and cons him even as he hunts her relentlessly. What ensues is a cat-and-mouse game where the better con wins. What a great premise; I’m already conflicted as to who I’m supposed to root for.

Jung Jae-young won a Blue Dragon Award for his role in last year’s Moss, and Jeon Do-yeon…probably has a separate wing of the house, just to store her awards. Really, she could fill a garage with them. Among them, of course, is her Cannes Best Actress award for Secret Sunshine. The two have acted together before, in 2002’s No Blood, No Tears, and will be teaming up again almost ten years later. Directing the film is Huh Jong-ho (On a Bright Day).

Countdown begins production this month.

Via Osen

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18 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. mmmaggie

    Good morning, girlfriday! And YESSSSS to this movie! I’ve adored Jeon Do Yeon since 별은 내 가슴에 — the first Korean drama I ever watched.

  2. decoderblue

    Her leg…looked a bit weird at quick glance.

    • 2.1 janu

      I noticed that too

      anyway, I’m so looking forward for her movie! :)

  3. Memei

    Go Soo oppa is really adorable above. Yummy :)

    • 3.1 BellaMafia

      Go Soo? Where did you see Go Soo above? :-)

    • 3.2 tisyamey

      aherm… Go Soo? where? I was just reading the posts when I happened on yours. Did I miss something..?

      • 3.2.1 snow

        probably one of the dramabeans banners above.

        i like jeon do yeon, but i found her incredibly underwhelming in “the housemaid”. actually, it wasn’t just her, the entire cast was kind of… off, performance-wise, with the exception of the actress who played the senior housekeeper. perhaps it was just me, but i was disappointed with the film.

  4. Olive

    Thank you girlfriday.

    Is she married ?, how she keep in shape ?.

    • 4.1 Violet

      She is married and has a daughter.

  5. heejung

    Jeon Do-yeon looks beautiful in that picture! I love the hair+makeup, she looks so young. btw, does anyone know her age?

    • 5.1 rubie

      JDY was born in 1973, makes her 38 this year. ^^ She has always been very young-looking. Played the role of a 15-year old student so convincingly in Harmonium in My Memory when she was already 25/26.

      http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0161133/

  6. asianromance

    sounds hot!! can’t wait!

  7. lovepark

    Jung Jae-young is fabulous! The movie sounds great as long as it doesn’t fall under the predictable category. I can’t wait to see Jung’s G-love and now this. Looks like 2011 will be a busy year for my favorites. Yippee!

  8. belleza

    “She’ll be playing opposite Jung Jae-young (Moss, Shingijeon, pictured below) who plays a heartless debt collector with a 100% success rate in getting his mark to pay up. ”

    Kinda like War of Money?

  9. epyc

    Jung Jae-young and Jeon Do-yeon = sure win! Both great actors.

  10. 10 leonardswench

    Two of my absolute favorite actors back together again, I LOVE it!! Cannot wait!!

  11. 11 Clare Louise

    May the best con win. Definitely looking forward to how this plays out.

  12. 12 Eeefu

    This is scheduled to screen in TIFF11 (Toronto International Film Festival 2011) – excited!

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