Well don’t they make one shiny cast. There’s one movie that’s reaping the direct benefits of the KBS/MBC/SBS Drama Awards this year — Kim Soo-hyun’s new pretty-boy spy flick Covertly Grandly now gets to boast that between its four leading men, they’ve pocketed acting awards from all three broadcasters. I’d say the cast is pretty awesome with or without little gold statues, but I suppose you should flaunt ‘em if you’ve got ‘em.
The movie is based on a webtoon of the same name and stars Kim Soo-hyun as a North Korean black ops spy who goes undercover in a South Korean town… as the village idiot. Hee. There’s also a strange idol boy band component to the cover, which doesn’t make much sense to me, but I don’t think I’ll be watching this movie for the feats of logic.
Park Ki-woong (Gaksital, Full House Take 2) and Lee Hyun-woo (To the Beautiful You, Equator Man) co-star as his comrades and idol bandmates, and Sohn Hyun-joo (The Chaser) is their commanding officer/drill sergeant. I hope he also goes undercover as their idol manager and dance trainer, because I’m already dying of laughter at the imagery in my head.
At least the idol thing explains Park Ki-woong’s god-awful hair? But why does he have to take one for the team when the other two get to stay perfectly pretty? On the upside, there’s an explanation. On the downside, that means I have to watch an entire movie in which he wears that hair. It’s kind of a toss-up, really. Directing is Jang Chul-soo (Bedevilled), and the movie is described as a heartwarming comedy. Well I should hope so; I don’t think you can throw flower boy spies, village idiot, and idol boy band into a blender and come out with much else, genre-wise. Bring the wacky! I’m down.
Covertly Grandly is shooting now and plans to premiere sometime this year.
Via Hankook Ilbo
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