So this sounds potentially funny. There’s another movie on the way for Yoon Kye-sang (Phungsan Dog, High Kick 3) and Go Jun-hee (Yawang, The Chaser), who are both busy on lots of film projects this year. This one’s called Red Carpet, and will be a romance set in the entertainment industry, between an adult film director who dreams of making commercial films, and an actress who was once a “nation’s little sister,” a la Moon Geun-young. Well that just sounds like a PR disaster waiting to happen. If there’s anything that’s been there, done that it’s showbiz in showbiz, but there does seem to be a wacky sort of potential in this setup. Mostly I like both actors, so I hope the movie is decent.
The new project from director Park Bum-soo (Tell Me Your Wish) was selected by the Busan Film Commission and won an award for its pitch, and is reportedly based in part on experiences from the PD’s own life. It stars Yoon Kye-sang as a filmmaker who’s been stuck making adult erotic movies for ten years, while always dreaming of making it big as a commercial film director. Go Jun-hee plays an actress who got her start as a nationally beloved child actress twenty years ago. They meet and fall in love, and Yoon Kye-sang starts to turn his life around.
Oh Jung-sae (Men: An Operating Manual) plays the assistant director and mood-maker on set, with a rough and tumble exterior and an inner innocence. Jo Dal-hwan (Mandate of Heaven, or you might know him from Our Neighborhood Variety Sports which literally re-launched his career) plays a producer on set who’s a romantic at heart. Idol Hwang Chansung (Level 7 Civil Servant) rounds out the supporting cast as the rookie maknae PA on staff.
Red Carpet starts shooting in early July for a release later this year.
Via My Daily
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