Shim Eun-kyung returns to the big screen in body-swap comedy
Okay, this movie sounds adorable. Rising young actress Shim Eun-kyung (Sunny) has picked her next project, and it’s a movie in which she plays a grandma who gets zapped back into her teenage body… and then joins a rock band. Why? I dunno. But coolest granny ever.
The movie, called Suspicious Girl, is the next project from the director of The Crucible (talk about varying your genres, though I can certainly understand wanting to direct a light comedy after such a heavy project). It stars Shim Eun-kyung as a grandma who wakes up one day in her younger body, which you figure is actually a body-swap AND time-traveling genre mashup, what with the generation gap. We’ve certainly had a lot of each kind in dramaland over the past year, but a twofer could be a fun twist.
It’s really the granny in the rock band that sells the premise, because it’s just crazy enough to be awesome. And Shim Eun-kyung is so great at quirky oddball characters. She’s even played a grandma who regained her youth while in heaven in Jun Jin’s Romantic Heaven, so the granny act isn’t even a stretch.
I hope they do a romance too, because not only will watching granny get herself a flower boy rocker be hilarious, but I think there’s be a great bittersweet story to be told there. Now that’s a noona romance that I could get behind.
Suspicious Girl is still casting and plans to release later this year.
Via Star News
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