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Mr. Idol’s posters, stills, and teaser

It’s the era of the idol singer (seriously, Korea’s practically drowning in idols these days), so it’s only appropriate that we start making them the focus of dramas (see: Dream High and the upcoming and hopefully hilarious Vampire Idol) and movies like this one, Mr. Idol.

The plot of Mr. Idol centers around a star-making “dream variety show”; Kim Su-ro (God of Study) and Park Ye-jin (My Princess) put together a boy band called Mystery Children, made up of four young men from different backgrounds. The members are all troublemakers of sorts, and the movie tracks their progress from motley crew to popular success.

The movie, which releases in October, stars Ji Hyun-woo (A Thousand Kisses, Birth of the Rich) and Park Jae-bum, which seems appropriate; Ji started out as the guitarist in pop-rock band The Nuts, while Park is formerly of idol band 2PM. In the supporting cast, you’ve got another musician in Kim Randy, a member of Electroboyz, a rap/hip-hop group that debuted last year. The fourth member of the fictional movie band is Jang Seo-won, whom you may recall as one of Ha Ji-won’s stuntman buddies in Secret Garden.

Here’s the trailer:

(Hee. The tag is pretty funny, with Park Ye-jin giving her newly assembled boys their first lesson: “This is the fundamental element of all dance.” Her “instructor” demonstrates a floppy handstand, then tells the group, “I don’t have the fundamentals down. Why not? Because I’m not an idol. You guys try.”)

The character posters below give us more of a glimpse into each member’s personality. Ji Hyun-woo plays the group’s leader Eugene, whose poster bears the tagline, “All I have to give is my singing!” (What about the abs? You’re an idol, surely your abs count for at least half your appeal, with the moody emo guyliner netting another 10 percent.)

 
Below that, there’s Park Jae-bum playing dancer Jio, whose poster reads, “Body quicker than words, a dancing machine!” (Surely abs will play a role here as well, no? Sure, his are covered up below, but he’s wearing mesh in the top poster, which, despite its affront to all fashion, is almost the same as going without a top altogether.)

 
Randy Kim plays rapper Ricky, and has the tagline, “I learned Korean through rapping!” (Is that like Woo-bin learning English via rapping in Boys Before Flowers? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure “Yo yo ma bro” doesn’t constitute language skill. Let’s hope Ricky’s version yields better results.)

 
And then there’s vocalist Hyun, a former noraebang CEO played by Jang Seo-won whose poster has the copy, “A superstar, discovered by Taejin and raised by Geumyoung!” (They’re karaoke machine names.)












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haha looks interesting. But will i watch it? Probably not. Jay Park <3

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I cannot wait for this to come out, it looks like good fun (: Of course Jay Park is a bonus but wow, Ji Hyun Woo is looking pretty good. How is he as an actor?

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he was pretty funny in invincible lee pyeong kang. not that great when he was supposed to make angsty dramatic faces, but he was still a lot better than most prettyboy actors out there.

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Ji Hyun-woo was sweet as the younger boyfriend in My Sweet Seoul. He looks so different here! Never knew he had such well-defined abs!:)

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OMG That's him???!!!!! Holy crap!

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I know!:)

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I almost faint when I saw those abs, and also when I saw that the owner was actually him! :o
He looks so different! I really have a caring for him after seeing 5 of his projects... He was the reason why I started watching A Thousand Kisses.

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I thought he was pretty much a dud in Birth of the Rich, and I almost didn't recognize him in the poster (idol makeup). Agree Jay Park is a bonus...since it's a movie, might give it a look.

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Is it just me, or does Park Ye-jin have the same facial expression in every single picture she's in? But then, she seemed to have the same facial expression all through My Princess. Maybe the girl can't help it.

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At least her hair is different. Thank god for small favours.
:)

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I was thinking the exact same thing!

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looks like it will be unexpectedly entertaining (but everything idol-related I'm taking it in with a skeptical view and a grain of salt)

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Wow, Ji Hyun Woo has some great bod.....and I'm really disappointed that this is the first time that I'm getting a look at them despite having seen quite a few of his dramas...this also means that I will be playing much closer attention to his character in 1000 kisses, its unfortunate that we haven't had one abilicious scene for him and it make me wonder if the creatives there are more biased towards the hot ahjussi (shower and sauna scenes for Ryu Jin so far and nothing for Ji Hyun Woo)....I'm disapointed in you Dramagods!!

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Soo Myung from Heartstrings?! :D

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Hmmm...let's see: hot young guys going from troublemakers to superstars, underdog storyline, hilarious management...I might be in for this.

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I'm not going to lie, this looks totally AWESOME. And I'm not going to pretend it's for any other reason than the hot boys dancing around. Yes, I am that shallow.

Still, I hope it goes a little deeper than just skin-deep; it has the potential to make some real commentary on the idol craze these days.

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Ditto!

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I'm super excited for this movie. I hope it's not one of those cases where the trailer is 100% more exciting than the film, because the trailer looks BANGIN'!!

I've been anticipating since I saw Kim Sooro, Jang Hyuk, and Solbi singing on IS2 with Jay Park.
A subtle little promo for their upcoming film, imo, but very effective.

Mixing Idols and Jinusean is pure <3
Adding my drama/movie love, and hot hot Jang Hyuk sealed the deal :D

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Wait, Jang Seo-won sings too????

Ugh, I knew I loved him. I'm calling dibs before anyone else gets a chance. MINE!

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Sounds interesting. I'll watch it when it's eng subbed. :D

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This looks hilarious. And Jae Park, baby!!!! Eeeeeeeeeee, fangirl scream!

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i will say i've been looking forward for this for jay....but Jang Seo-won is in this shiz!!!!!!!!!!! DAMN I LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!11 <3

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This looks FUN...can't wait!!!

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What!? What do you mean about "Yo yo ma bro" not being English? I thought that was a line straight out of Shakespeare's "Othello".

I'm a total sucker for idol-viewing, much to my ever-lasting shame. So, I'll be watching this one, fer shure...

P.S. Jay Park and his torso (when oiled up) are beyond unreal. He's not particularly good-looking, but I rarely look at his face, so who cares?
I know. I'm going to hell, but at least I'll be smiling...

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jb you never fail to crack me up.

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JAY PARK JAY PARK!!! CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE TO COME OUT!!!! <3

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This has so much potential for meta. Especially if they acknowledge the abs appeal.

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i actually thought the guy was lee joon from mblaq. after looking at the posters and stuff im quite interested!!! it wouldnt be as apealing if the guys were actually idols....then thats jst calling for fangirls to go flock to the cinema. altho jay park could be classified as an idol.....he does have good talent however. looks fnny!!! the trailer was rubbish until the end, i thought. cant wait!

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omg..me too...i thought dat was lee joon!!!wohooooooo..!!

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O.M.G. You could have knocked me over with a feather.

I've seen these photos before, but not having read any information on the movie, this whole time I thought the guy on the left in the first pic was Lee Joon from MBLAQ!

Only upon looking more closely do I realize this guy is taller and a tad more muscular. But dang, the resemblance between the two guys is uncanny!

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I thought it was Lee Joon too! Kept expecting to see his name, and when I didn't thought it was a mistake. o.O

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Lee Joon has more delicate features <--- I know, I know, who cares about his facial features when there's abs on parade???

And Joonie's shorter. And his mouth & eyes are shaped differently.

Oh dear. My inner A+ is showing.

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OMG Yejin and Kim Sooro! :) FO reunion haha, i love them. this movie sounds interesting.

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Aw. I'm pretty sure I would want this to be longer than a movie, but maybe if it's a 16-episode drama it wouldn't turn out as good as it could be (like most dramas). Anyway, so we'll get some abs, some guyliners, definitely some mangled English lyrics, weird idol getups, etc. Hope this comes with a great OST!

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Jay Park had a role in a previous American movie. I'm not sure about the name of it (Hip Hop Nation?).

I enjoyed his participation on Immortal Song 2. Here are some clips from tha show. Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZibdw_AXcE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up63Z7GjMlg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S04fDxf7HYU&feature=related

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Any chance of this being shown in some US theaters?

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I doubt it. When we do get movies they're usually limited to where they're shown (most I've seen is 5-6 major cities). Dramacrazy does have some movies, maybe they'll sub and air this after awhile.

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Here's a 2:11min clip I found on HanCinema. http://www.hancinema.net/video.php?table=film&id=27113

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Meanwhile, Eugene is the geekiest name I can think of for an Idol, ever. LOL!

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I know. I thought exactly the same thing. It always makes me laugh when Asian stars (especially Chinese actors/actresses) have English names like Percival or Horatio and they think it's really cool. People who speak English as their first language just think: DORKY!

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I let out an embarrassing "Eeeee!" when I saw this post. I tend to stay away from films from the "You Got Served" genre but this one, I'm all for mainly because of my newly-found love (or obsession, whatever) with Jay Park!

I'm so excited, even if this turns out to be a terrible flick!

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Cool! This looks like it will be a very interesting movie. Looks great. ;)

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Jayyyy <3

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Oh. Hello there, gorgeous people. *__*

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Ji Hyun Woo looks exactly like Lee Joon of MBLAQ in the first picture.

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I thought it was him! :)

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I don't mean to be rude, but aside from Jay, aren't the other members a bit...old? Well, "old" in the sense that it's not very realistic to have them be portrayed as members of an idol group.

Most idol groups debut young, and reach their peak without a single member in his/her 30's. The South Korean entertainment industry is currently flooded with younger idols. I just wonder if this movie wouldn't be better off with a younger cast or different concept (e.g. rock band rather than idol group).

Yoon Sang-Hyun's character in "My Fair Lady"/"Take Care of Agasshi" is a good example of how the credibility of a drama's plot could be compromised by an unrealistic character. Yoon is hilarious, and a wonderful actor...but he's not cut out to play an idol.

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Or did you mean Oska from "Secret Garden"?

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soooooo exciteddddd for this movieee .hope it odes relli good and the charcter for jayy is actualll good and he CAN act hopefullyyy.i watched over the rainbow hyunwoo was alrite but i was rooting for hwanne sooo i was not relli fond of there .soo letts see if i like him here

PS:relli dun like when they call jay -jaebum ,why cant they just say jay park??

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looks cool!!...but hope its the effortless cool and not the try hard type

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so what make an Idol are:

50% abs
10% guyliner
what about the remaining 40%?

how do you divide that to:
dancing - ?
singing - ?
charisma - ?
manager - ?

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so gonna watch this for Jang Seo Won alone >< My my.. I miss this guyyy..

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Ji Hyun Woo is looking pretty hot here! For some reason, I have a lot of trouble disassociating him from his character in My Precious Child, so I have trouble watching things with him in it.

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this movie looks ridiculous!!! lol all the special affects lol, jeez but i want to see it cuz i love jay, but its going to be a good laugh lol ;D

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First thought? They all look too old to be newbie idols in S Korea.

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I'm interested in watching this movie~ (if it gets subbed..)

1Kyne! Jang Seo Won!! Jay!
I don't know Ji Hyun Woo at all. x3;;

I recognized Seo Won from Secret Garden. I adored his character in that drama. ^^

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Jaebum, please don't suck at acting, please don't suck at acting...

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Oh I DO look forward to this <3

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JAAAAAYYY PAAARRRKKK <3 <3 <3

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oh I love Ji Hyun Woo in A Thousand Kisses so far. I can't wait till this movie to comes out!

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this will be the greatest++...not because of the all movie..but because in it has the gorgeus Chocolate:3 abs Gods eveeer!! ahaha xD..i hope this kinds of movies keep coming because in the future may will be better futures k pop gods..and 4 ever always!!ehehe..im naughty i now!!

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