A potential movie romance for Lee Jong-seok and Park Bo-young
Will this kid never rest? Lee Jong-seok is the It Star of the moment (well, certainly one of them) with dramas and movies and CFs and bromances galore, and he sure is striking while the iron’s still hot. He’s currently got his hands full on the drama series I Hear Your Voice and has that swimming movie with Seo In-gook (No Breathing) coming up, and he’s reportedly adding another movie to his slate: the Park Bo-young vehicle titled Hot Blooded Youth.
His agency has hastened to add that ever-present explanation that he is just “positively considering,” so the casting is not finalized. But a Park Bo-young project? I say take it! (Aside from being a solid actress, she’s worked with a number of A-list stars and up-and-comers, and he would be in good company: Cha Tae-hyun, Lee Min-ho, Song Joong-ki, Joo-won.)
The movie is described as a comic and touching romance about high schoolers in the early 1980s, where Park Bo-young does an image turnaround by playing a tough popular girl. Lee Jong-seok’s would-be character is the Casanova of his high school who has all the girls swooning, who has a fresh, youthful romance with Park Bo-young.
Hot Blooded Youth plans to begin filming in mid-July, and the sticking point with Lee Jong-seok is his schedule (you don’t say). If he can manage to film three projects at once, he’ll be signing on, according to his management. Other actors currently considering roles in the project include Kim Young-kwang (Birth Secret, Bachelor’s Vegetable Store) and Lee Se-young (I Miss You).