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Jeon Ji-hyun and Ha Jung-woo drop The Road Home
by | November 21, 2012 | 18 Comments

Yeesh, is there some bad juju flowing through Chungmuro? Yet another film has lost its cast this week: both Ha Jung-woo and Jeon Ji-hyun have backed out of the action thriller The Road Home, where they were to play a married couple falsely accused of drug smuggling and forced to take the law into their own hands. It’s too bad; together they’re blockbuster material, and I would’ve watched it for either one of them alone, but now the production is back to square one without any headliners.

The film is the next project from director Bang Eun-jin, of murder thriller Suspect X, in theaters now. The filming schedule for The Road Home was delayed, which makes it understandably difficult for actors with packed schedules to stick to a project that suddenly conflicts with the rest. I was beginning to wonder how Ha Jung-woo was going to manage being cast in every other movie to come out next year, but I guess the answer is he can’t. Even still, you can’t help but wonder if they wouldn’t have found a way, if the project were worth its salt.

The movie is about a woman who gets framed for smuggling drugs while on her way home from Paris, and her husband’s dogged quest to clear her name. Commence badassery, in the name of love. Guess we’ll stay tuned to find out if it can score another cast and get back in the game.

Meanwhile, you can catch the pair of actors in the other action thriller that they’re co-starring in, Berlin, reportedly due in theaters later this year. Uh, they do know there’s not a lot of year left, right? Perhaps “sometime this winter” is a better bet.

Via TV Report

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18 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Duong

    Can they cast Song Joong Ki? Kang Maru redux – throwing all of himself for the loved one. Except this one has badassery and less time for people to be noble idiots.

    • 1.1 katiamon

      i love SJK, but i don’t know… he would be too young to play the husband, don’t you think????

      • 1.1.1 Annie

        Yeah, he doesn’t have quite the right feel.

        • 1.1.1.1 cg

          And also….I want him to play some light,romantic role now :)

      • 1.1.2 kilmenyanne

        I thought I wouldn’t be able to buy him (or Moon Chae-won after Princess’ Man) being a bad guy, but damn did he rock it.

  2. tiny

    can kang dong won and ha ji won do this? i’ve always loved them in The Duelist.

    • 2.1 gala

      Ugh I need more of them. Can never forget their “dance battle” towards the end of duelist,

      • 2.1.1 tiny

        yepppp. and that move had no smooches T_T hahaha moar moarrrr :)

  3. DayDreamer

    Is it weird that after I’ve started watching King of Dramas, when I read news like this, I feel like there’s some other stuff brewing and not just scheduling conflicts? Heh.

    Tiny jokes apart, it’s a bit sad for the production people to lose their leads but hopefully they can find another set and regain their footing on this movie. Good luck to them.

    • 3.1 nova611

      mee too
      I suddenly thought of KoD
      they re messing with my head
      nowadays..anything related to Kdrama news
      comes back to KoD

  4. jomo

    He is a busy bee, ain’t he?

    Don’t call me completely crazy, but I think Yang Ik Joon, infamously known for the conscience-free weasel, Jae-shik in Nice Guy, could fill HJW’s shoes.

    Not quite a big enough name, maybe, but he does have cred as a writer, director, actor-type, like HJW.

    Moon Chae Won for the lady lead?

  5. Laeah

    Yoon Kye Sang please? :D

  6. charoula

    son ye jin and lee jung jin

  7. nomu nomu nomu

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie… wait…this is a Korean movie.
    aww never mind, As you were, guys.

  8. h0ns

    Lee Joon Gi for baddassery.. :)

  9. aX

    Kwon Sang Woo & Son Ye Jin!

  10. 10 Fab

    Aigooo Chungmuro is jinxed these days. That’s too bad, I hope the cast other great actors for this.

  11. 11 Fab

    they*

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