Why mess with a winning combo? Actor Cha Seung-won has had two projects with director Jang Jin, and now he’s signed on for their third collaboration, a movie titled High Heels.
Their first film together was the 2005 comedy-mystery-drama The Big Scene, which they followed up with 2007′s Son. In this new film, Cha Seung-won plays a cop in the violent crimes division, which seems like a role he could play in his sleep. Guns, chases, glowers? Check, check, check.
But since this is Jang Jin, don’t expect this to be a straight police thriller; the writer-director tends to infuse his projects with a sly sense of humor and a lot of heart. (Other movies he’s directed: Quiz King, Good Morning President, Righteous Ties. He also displayed a biting wit as the director of Saturday Night Live Korea for its first three seasons, where he served as Weekend Update anchor.)
High Heels is described as an action-comedy, though no details yet on how the situation is funny. I’m still waiting for the title to make sense, because I’m not quite sure whether I ought to be imagining Cha Seung-won running around in four-inch pumps, To Wong Foo-style. Although that would be pretty hilarious.
High Heels begins filming in April, and plans for release later in the year.
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