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Kim Min-hee joins Band of Thieves
by | January 16, 2013 | 17 Comments

More news on Band of Thieves as it gears up to begin production: The film is an upcoming action film featuring a Robin Hood-y story of a Joseon hero who steals from corrupt rich noblemen and stands up for the disenfranchised masses, which is surprisingly becoming sort of a commonplace setup in dramaland these days. (You’ve got your Hong Gil-dongs, Iljimaes, and Jeon Woo-chis, each with multiple versions explored in various projects in recent years.) Still, doesn’t mean a new spin on the familiar story can’t be awesome.

And why wouldn’t it be, with this cast? It’s already been announced that Ha Jung-woo would play the butcher turned righteous-bandit hero, while Kang Dong-won would be making his post-army comeback as his enemy, an officer possessing top-notch fighting skills. They’re on opposite ends of the social hierarchy, since butchers occupied the very bottom of society while Kang Dong-won is the son of a nobleman. Although, his illegitimacy keeps him from full acceptance even in his own world, and I’ll bet that comes into play in a significant way.

Kim Min-hee (Moby Dick, Actresses) is the latest addition to the bunch, which should make for fun — she’s got a bubbly energy that can really brighten the screen. She’s not a done deal yet and some reports state that she’s considering the movie favorably, but it does sound as though she’s close to signing on the dotted line. Her role would be one of the members of thief pack. How glad am I that she’s not just another nobleman’s pretty daughter, here to romance both men? Not that I’m against the romancing itself. Romance away! Just, you know, in between her badass raids and action moves and corruption-busting.

Band of Thieves is set to begin filming in March, and aims to release early next year.

Via My Daily


17 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. cg

    it’s good that we have a different description of heroine this time….but I haven’t seen any of Kim min hee’s works…

    • 1.1 kopytko

      She was in Love Marriage with Kim Ji Hoon. A nice and light romcom, they were adorable as a couple πŸ™‚

      • 1.1.1 snow

        i love that drama, it was so adorable. she and kim ji-hoon made a very good-looking couple.

        • kfangurl

          Aw I loved that show too! πŸ˜€ Sweet & fun πŸ™‚

      • 1.1.2 cg

        kim ji hoon….i guess i have to add one more drama in my plan-to-watch list πŸ™‚

      • 1.1.3 chane

        I love that show, I only discovered it when KBS World re-aired it, I love Kim Min Hee so i’m definitely looking forward to this!

      • 1.1.4 damianna

        yes. love marriage is fun. i thought i was the only one watched it thinking ‘what a pity a lot of people missing this one out’.

    • 1.2 JO

      This sounds a lot like that ice-stealing movie….and a lot of other stories. Oh well, at least it will be great fun πŸ™‚

  2. Gala

    Just the tandem of ha Jung woo ang kang dong won is enough to get me hooked! If I were Kim min Hee, I’d sign right away.

    I’d pay billions of monopoly money just to see Kang Dong Won in a rom-com again.

  3. Sajen

    I’ve loved Kim Min-hee since I saw Goodbye Solo but I’ve never been able to pinpoint why, I think you got it “she’s got a bubbly energy that can really brighten the screen.” she does indeed

  4. JIW_sobangnim

    AH. Kim Min Hee never struck me as a beauty or anything, I so sorry!

    NEVER THE LESS, my Dong Won has already made me interested πŸ™‚ (Do I seem very shallow?? LOL)

    Dong Won, and now, when is my OTHER PURDDDDY HyunBin coming out? πŸ™‚ Enough with Cantata Coffee boy! πŸ™‚

    • 4.1 JIW_sobangnim

      I’m so sorry! πŸ™‚

  5. Jyyjc

    In addition to the hong gil dongs etc, there’s also the noblemen of illigitimate births.

  6. zsa

    I think she’s quite pretty, but she needs to trim her eyebrows…thick eyebrows are beautiful, but they need to be in the right shape and complement your features…I remember people were so bothered by Seo HeoRim’s eyebrows…but she has trimmed them aswell..hehe

  7. NoRae

    I wish you mentioned her latest movie Helpless. She was stunning in that movie and it was the first time I felt she was a great actress.
    And by the way that movie is on top of my 2012 movie list. Very dark and intense that I couldn’t breath with excitment ^^

  8. Kim Min-hee

    She’s so cute! Does anyone else think she looks like a female Lee Seung-gi?? πŸ˜€

  9. Sherry

    I am glad to see she’s working! My first ever Korean drama was Love Marriage – and I was hooked. I would love to see her in a show with Lee Min Ho- not as a love interest, but as a Noona/friend or even sister interest. They do look a bit alike. Maybe get Lee Seung-Gi in there too, as siblings from a broken family who reunite years later after being sent to foster homes. Yup.

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