Lee Min-ho headlines Joseon teen rom-com
This sounds like a fun project. Lee Min-ho (the younger, aka Rooftop Prince and The Moon That Embraces the Sun’s child-star-turned-young-man Lee Min-ho) has been cast to star in a teen sageuk romantic comedy film called School of Youth. After playing everybody’s younger counterpart in so many historical dramas, it’s nice to see Lee hit his first romantic lead milestone as he turns twenty. (So young, I know.)
Bae Seul-gi (of Night Hospital and Best Love, also in the upcoming Kkang-chulie) has been cast as his leading lady. Lee Min-ho plays a young nobleman’s son, a scholar particularly gifted in math. He’s smart and well-liked, but his interests lie in humble crafts and technologies — things that a nobleman shouldn’t concern himself with — and it raises the ire of his parents, who obviously want him to pursue more stately endeavors.
While he’s clashing with his parents over his future, he meets Bae Seul-gi, who plays a tough, unladylike girl who’s thought to be ugly (by that era’s standards, the story dictates). She’s everything a young refined noblewoman ought not to be, but when she meets the hero she’ll show a bashful side for the first time in her life.
It’s described as a youth romance set in a Joseon-era school, with a comedic bent to the first discovery of feelings between a boy and a girl. There’s also a darker incident (a young woman gets assaulted), but it seems peripheral to the main characters and something the hero will take on in a detective-esque role, as he sets out to find the culprit. Go teen detective scholar, go. It doesn’t sound like the most cohesive story, but I think Joseon teen romance pretty much says it all.
School of Youth starts shooting in October for a release next year.
Via Star News
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