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Cast of new romantic comedy film Couples

Kim Joo-hyuk, Lee Yoon-ji

Lee Yoon-ji (Dream High) and Lee Shi-young (Dangerous Meeting, Playful Kiss) have been cast to headline a new romantic comedy, opposite leading man Kim Joo-hyuk (Terroir, Sleeping With the Enemy) and hilarious everyman Gong Hyung-jin (The Duo, Runaway). I can already see the comic potential in this oddly grouped foursome. Some bizarre love square with a dash of quirky charm?

The film is called Couples, though the plot is more about the strange coincidences that surround one couple, and the various intersecting combinations as they go their separate ways. Kim Joo-hyuk plays a man whose girlfriend disappears without a trace, leading him to search for her. This sort of character is always asking for trouble, because why wouldn’t you just assume she left you? Perhaps his ego won’t let him accept it, which would make for a great character. Lee Yoon-ji will cross paths with him, and they form a curious connection. Lee Shi-young plays the disappearing girlfriend, and Gong Hyung-jin plays a gang leader who crosses paths with her.

The story is described as a “love maze” involving three men and two women, a labyrinth of relationships plotted in a way so you don’t know where one ends and the other begins. It boasts a unique construction that claims not to fit into any pre-existing genres, which seems like a stretch. So…it’s narratively adventurous? That’s right up my alley, but hardly is it you know, NEW to the world or anything. And neither is Fate, Coincidence, or the like, unless they’ve never seen a k-drama…EVER. Regardless, it sounds like a fun time, mostly because the cast is solidly comedic. I really loved Lee Yoon-ji’s last turn as an uptight teacher who secretly harbored a schoolgirl crush on Dream High, and can’t wait to see her take on more leading roles in comedies.

Rounding out the cast is Oh Jung-sae (Korea), who will play the guy hired by Kim Joo-hyuk to find his missing girlfriend. Directing is Jung Yong-ki, who helmed Once Upon a Time and The Descendants of Hong Gil-dong (which Lee Shi-young also starred in).

Couples begins shooting in May, for a premiere later this year.

Lee Shi-young, Gong Hyung-jin

Via My Daily

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Lee Yoon-ji was best as the hardass teacher who fell hard on her ass in love. Yeah, I suck at this witty stuff. But potential fun romantic comedy to be released soon that seems interesting? I'm excited. For now.

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i'm looking forward to this drama. cant wait.

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I think it is a movie...

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I'm liking this quartet very much!

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I like Lee Yoon Ji a lot (: If not for her I probably wouldn't have watched nearly as much of 민들레 가족 as I did -___-

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Me, too!

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Hey that's the guy from Taxi?He's like BFF with Hyun Bin and Jang GS etc right?

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Interesting....

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I miss Lee Shi-young so much and was anticipating her next project! Totally love her "nan Boo Tae Hee ya, BOO TAE HEE!!" from birth of rich XD
Hoping to see another Boo Tae Hee here!

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AHAHA! Yes! I loved her character in Birth of the Rich. She was so hilarious there. (:

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me too! me too! I loved that character and how she wasn't sure she had fallen in love with the other guy....haha!and she totally manipulated her dad!

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LEE YOON JI AND LEE SHIN YOUNG??? I'M IN :P
Can't wait!!!

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sounds exciting...
i'll put it in my "check it out" list LOL! =)

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is there a reason for makin all these movies cause just a very few make it big in korea and the rest is history

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What a comment.

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oh damn. I just skipped over the fact that it was a movie, not a drama. I'm still down.

I don't know, I like their movies? All the ones I've seen were pretty good. It basically depends on the story... some are better suited for film. I'm not sure what to make of your comment, I thought the film industry did well in korea, but I could be wrong.

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just watch the box office numbers this week 2 movies for lee shi young her self and Yoon Eun Hye both did not do well Hyun Bin recently realised movies both failed and the list goes on

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only cha-tae-hyun movies do well. kekeeee

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& wonbin. yummy

but really, there are some movies that do well that are acknowledged internationally, like poetry, ahjushi, the housemaid, etc etc. but i also know what you mean..how most movies just flop.

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I really loved yoon-ji in dream high!! That makes me excited for this. The rest of the cast too actually, except for the lewd make whom I haven't seen in anything before. Can't wait!

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I didn't know her name was Yoon-ji! I love the name Yoon-ji because it reminds me of my friend. :')

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I liked Kim Joo-Hyuk in Terroir and My Wife Got Married. He's a good actor. What I remember most about Lee Shi-young is that she wore short shorts at Christmas in Playful Kiss. (Must have been a warm winter in Korea)

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I love lee yoon-ji. moving huh? i would totally watch this movie,

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The fact that it has taken Lee Yoon-ji this long to be cast in the lead in something is an absolute travesty. Is there anyone out there who doesn't love this woman? I've been taken with her since first meeting her as the spoiled and bratty daughter (with a heart of pure gold and bubbling personality) in Pure 19. For many, she is the, "Who was that girl, who was in 'Goong', 'Hello My Teacher', WGM', 'Dream High', " etc. For me, interest in the project always begins with her inclusion in it. I wish her the greatest of success...

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*squee* loves Gong Hyung-jin since dal jas spring days. he's my secret ahjussi crush;) such good people in this film! love Lee Yoon-ji too, i found her cute and loved her 180 on dream high. Lee Shi-young though...not sure. only seen her in loving you a thousand times and i was bit 'meh'. ah well, will look forward to the subs of this.

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ahahaha me too! i love gong hyung jin. he is very very funny at times and very very sad at times which makes him a great unique artist!! i think i'll watch this :)

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I love Lee Yoo Ji!! It's about time she got a lead role, been waiting forever.

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