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Poster and stills for Covertly, Grandly
by | April 23, 2013 | 50 Comments

Guess it’s just a Kim Soo-hyun kinda week. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Here’s the next peek at undercover spy movie Covertly, Grandly, where he plays an elite North Korean spy whose cover in the South is the village idiot. The poster looks just like the original webtoon that the film is based on, with Kim Soo-hyun working that signature green tracksuit that’ll be his character’s uniform during the film.

Kim Soo-hyun stars in the action comedy as the best of the best in an elite unit of North Korean spies. He beat out 20,000:1 odds to join that unit and then got sent to South Korea as a covert operative, where his cover is village idiot. Park Ki-woong plays the son of one of the highest-ranking North Korean generals, and is stationed in the same town as a rocker idol wannabe. And finally Lee Hyun-woo completes the trio as the youngest member in the history of this elite spy unit, whose cover is flower boy high schooler.

The three of them get sent to one small town where they’re told to immerse themselves in their cover lives and watch everything that goes on around them. But time passes, and more time passes, and there are no orders, no missions, and no instructions. They start to get used to life in the South as a normal everyday teenager, rocker, and village idiot. But then one day, an order (a covert and grand one, naturally) finally comes down and they have their chance to fulfill their mission and return home.

I’d already watch a movie starring just one of these boys as one of these characters, so all three just seems like winning the lottery. The stills look great, but the face-plant one had me in stitches. I pretty much can’t wait to see Kim Soo-hyun play up the village fool.

Covertly, Grandly premieres in June.

Via TV Report


50 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. metoday

    he’s so cute :3

  2. Ivoire

    Thank you!

  3. Peridot

    The last pic is so sweet πŸ™‚

  4. Dita

    Is that teddy bear ahjussi? LOL πŸ˜€

    • 4.1 ditdut

      GO CHANGSUKKKKKKK!!!! I was so excited to see him!!

  5. Van


  6. DayDreamer

    Love the stills. And yeah, the faceplant one is one of my favorites too. Looks so funny. Really can’t wait for this!!

  7. Aiya

    Omo. Park Ki-woong seems like he came straight out of a comic book! Haha. So cool. πŸ™‚

    • 7.1 chane

      Ditto. But Park Ki Woong still looks damn hot!:)

  8. reeen

    That sounds like it’ll be a lot of fun!

    Btw, are North Korean sleeper spies South Korea’s new fad? I already watched The Spy starring Kim Myung Min with a very similar “spy undercover as a bumbling this or that” storyline.

    • 8.1 AnotherFan

      What is Kim Myung Min’s spy movie called, if you don’t mind?

  9. aira

    in 3rd last pic, Lee Hyun Woo kinda resembles as young So Ji Sub ^^
    what a hair of Park Ki Woong has!! he looks cool on it xDD

    • 9.1 Belle3005

      omg I also thought so! That was the first thing that actually crossed my mind. I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE THIS MOVIE! :3

  10. 10 JD

    Dude. Rock Lee live-action.

    • 10.1 PollyRose

      Ha ha ha! You’re right, he totally does look like he could be Rock Lee.

  11. 11 HurryUp

    Flower boys/undercover spies galore β™₯_β™₯

  12. 12 apple

    Lee Hyun woo look like a younger version of Ji Jin hee!

  13. 13 kdwkyah

    the plot is so frickin ridiculous…I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!

  14. 14 gg

    ahhhh looks so promising already! Kim Soo Hyun is my fav Korean actor, can’t wait for this to be out!!!! <3 <3 <3

  15. 15 nyaawn

    Ooohhhhh is there any chance that this film will be subbed somewhere? The premise had me interested but after seeing these stills now I really want to watch this movie!
    And I never expected myself to say this when heard about Park Ki Woong and idol hair but here he looks….. Great. Much, much better than his idol hair in Full House or KBS Drama awards.

    • 15.1 Belle3005

      I expect it to be subbed within a few months? It usually takes forever for a K-movie to be subbed,even if the movie itself is pretty critically acclaimed and all. I waited for about 3 to 4 months before I could even get my hands on A Werewolf Boy,and that was for Chinese subtitles. English subs usually come out a tad bit later than Chinese subs though. But of course,there are times when the subs for super recent movies are actually out pretty fast,I’m just saying that it’s pretty rare. I WANNA WATCH THIS MOVIE TOO. Btw,I wonder what happened to Choi Seung Hyun’s (a.k.a TOP from Big Bang) Alumnus lololol haven’t heard from him since forever. They started filming last year right?

      • 15.1.1 TS

        I’m on hold for Alumni too. I think it hasn’t been released yet. Expect to get subs some time in December and think of it as a Xmas treat.

  16. 16 JoAnne

    Fully prepared to adore this movie for the giggles and what I expect will be some touching moments included as well. These 3 boys are fabulous actors and tend to really throw themselves wholeheartedly into their characters. I’m SO buying what they’re selling here!

    • 16.1 Mar

      What Joanne said. That is all.

    • 16.2 Fidelity

      I will “ditto” this. Kim Soo-Hyun!!

    • 16.3 kfangurl

      YES!! What you said! πŸ˜€ LOVE ALL 3 OF THEM, this looks like it’s going to be SO GOOD! <3 <3 <3

  17. 17 myr

    Three of my favorite people in dramaland in one camera frame is just way too epic!!! Will put this movie on my priority list!!!

  18. 18 Autumn

    omg ikemen paradise~~~!

  19. 19 snow_white

    So cute….this movie looks like so much fun..

  20. 20 snow_white

    Kim soo hyun πŸ™‚

  21. 21 lemonade candy

    ROFLing at their pictures! omg! so funny looking! *good looking too at that*

  22. 22 Lilian

    i tink this movie will be a blast. Funny plot + great cast!

  23. 23 DAEBAK!

    last pic made me smile^.^ all three sitting together and chatting up like old friends!

  24. 24 zashi

    Looks interesting! I hope it becomes a HIT! I’m sold I’ll watch this one.

  25. 25 anna

    That last pic with the three of them had me AWWWWWWWWing out loud. They are so adorable! How am I supposed to take you guys as serious NK spies if you look like that? ..Ohhh, well played movie, well played.

  26. 26 Suzi Q

    Poor Park Ki Woong always ends up with some of the weirdest haircuts and haircolors. Must be murder on his real hair.

    Three of my favorite actors are just adorable together!
    Can’t wait to see Kim Soo Hyun play the village idiot. Looks hilarious!

  27. 27 watashiwachiaki

    Park Ki Woong you rock!!! wooot!

    Kim Soo Hyun seemed to have reverted back to his Song Sam Dong looks ahihihihi…

  28. 28 all4movies

    Finally, a drama of the young ones I can really get into.

  29. 29 dramajoo

    heres the original webtoon if ppl want to see it…

    • 29.1 Rovi

      TnxTnxTnx~!!! XD

  30. 30 jane

    waaaaa…seeing Kim Soo-hyun makes my heart go wiiiiillld πŸ™‚ can’t wait for this movie πŸ™‚

  31. 31 sheesh

    OMO OMO! I’m going to watch this. Cant wait

  32. 32 Valleydale

    Wait. Three elite North Korean spies are sent to a small South Korean village to spy? On what, pray tell, South Korean methods of crop rotation? Am I the only person for whom this makes no sense? Now, if they were to infiltrate South Korea’s equivalent of the CIA or West Point, I’d see a reason for them to be in the location they were sent. But, East Po Dunk, SK? Huh?

  33. 33 chane

    PARK KI WOONG!!!<3

  34. 34 Carinne

    KSH grew a wee bit taller, didn’t he?

  35. 35 niKai

    Looks awesome. Wish this movie is on my screen rite now. Hehe.

  36. 36 Boo

    This movie looks great! πŸ˜€

    I saw a picture of Park Ki Woong with his bright orange hair at some fancy awards event and it looked….terrible. I think it stood out too much and didn’t go with his suit.

    But I like how it looks in these pics!! The style, cut, and lil ponytail! xD

  37. 37 Lady Seoul

    Oh, it’s the guy from Hana Kimi Korean version! Cool! I hope Soo Hyun will get a make over, almost reminds me of Dream High!

  38. 38 jessiefuschia

    cant wait to watch this one!

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