Filming ended a few weeks ago on Han Ye-seul and Song Joong-ki‘s new film, Penny-Pinching Romance, which gives us these new stills of the two leads. The title alludes to a saying that means roughly “a penny saved is a penny earned,” and refers to Han’s frugal character.
The plot sounds cute, and the new title certainly reflects it better than its former title, Although I Was Born. In it, Song Joong-ki plays Ji-woong, an unemployed guy who can’t hold onto a girl since he hasn’t got a dime to his name. He therefore develops his skills at earning money — and happens to meet Hong-shil, our dogged, tightwad heroine whose sole goal in life is to earn money. Together, they embark on an “impossible partnership” with the goal of raising 200 million won ($150K).
Two beautiful people, a noona-dongsaeng romance, and an impossible mission? Classic rom-com hijinks are bound to ensue. (And who could resist the adorably puppy-ish Song Joong-ki pouting and calling Han Ye-seul noona? Gah, I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle that level of cute. Although there’s always this, in case that’s not enough for ya.)
The romantic comedy plans to release later this year; meanwhile, both Han and Song have upcoming dramas on their schedules (though not together). Han plays a spy who falls for Hallyu star Eric in the (hopefully zippy) romance Myung-wol the Spy, while Song takes on the role of a future king in Tree With Deep Roots.
Via NTN Seoul
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