What a great title — Night Before the Wedding is instantly evocative of lots of conflict and possibilities, particularly when the movie is an omnibus picture. That means we’ll be given multiple story threads playing out the concept, to various romantic and comedic ends.
There will be eight main characters, and Lee Yeon-hee (Ghost), Joo Ji-hoon (Five Fingers), and Kim Kang-woo (Haeundae Lovers) are the three biggest names in the cast. Idol boy Taecyeon (Dream High) is also in the mix (although Lee Jia, who was previously mentioned as a possibility, is not). Other actors in final stages of negotiations include Go Jun-hee (The Chaser), Lee Hee-joon (Jeon Woo-chi), and Ma Dong-seok (Shut Up: Flower Boy Band).
This is the film being directed by Hong Ji-young, which explains the Joo Ji-hoon connection since she has directed him twice before, in Naked Kitchen and Antique Bakery. That should give you an idea of her storytelling style, with brightness and a light, sensitive touch. There’s a stylishness and quirkiness to her work that I like, and I hope she brings more of that flair to this movie.
No word on plot specifics or how our couples will be arranged, but with a title like that, I think we can guess the theme. Night Before the Wedding plans to begin filming toward the end of the month.
- The action begins on Gu Family Book
- Joo Ji-hoon reunites with Naked Kitchen director
- Teaser for Kim Bum and Kim Kang-woo’s Psychometry
- Five Fingers: Episode 1
- Haeundae Lovers: Episode 1
- Kim Kang-woo in Allure
- Joo Ji-hoon plays both prince and pauper