Oh fun, there’s a new rom-com in the works, starring a potentially good pair of leads. Jung Kyeo-woon (History of the Salaryman) and Yoon Seung-ah (Panda and Hedgehog) have signed on to co-star in a new romantic comedy film called Become Pretty Things, due out this winter. I would argue that they’re plenty pretty already, but that’s probably not the pretty they mean?
I can see them being an endearing couple, and I do love comedic Jung Kyeo-woon more than any other version. Yoon Seung-ah took a step backwards for me with Panda, not just because the drama was bad, but because she was bad in it (her acting repertoire consisted of Be Cute, and she acted like a ten-year old to do it). It drove me batty. But she’s been better in other things, so I would love for her to show some range in something new, and more importantly, do something other than cute.
The movie, directed by newcomer Han Seung-hoon, stars Jung Kyeo-woon as a law student who’s been trying to pass the bar exam for ten years straight. Wow. Does anyone want to practice law that badly? He meets and falls in love with Yoon Seung-ah, who is… wait for it… a rough-and-tumble tomboy. Yay, something other than cutesy!
There isn’t too much info on the plot, but it’s a rom-com about finding a sincere love, and it sounds like the focus will mostly be on youth and self-discovery. The two actors are from the same agency, so they reportedly have a good rapport going already. Hope it’s true and that it translates into some onscreen chemistry.
Become Pretty Things has begun shooting, and plans for a late-December or January release.
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