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Kang Ji-hwan plays lady-killer thief in action rom-com

Kang Ji-hwan has been cast in a new movie, and he’ll be heading back to rom-com-land (wheeee) with Romancing Game, which follows the sweet romance between a thief who knows how to steal ladies’ hearts (along with the actual things he robs) and a female detective who’s a novice in love.

The movie will meld “dynamic action” with rom-com elements as Kang Ji-hwan plays an elusive thief, which sounds like just the kind of role he’d be great at. Granted, I love him being dramatic as well, but he really does have a knack for comic timing and physical comedy (see: Coffee House, Level 7 Civil Servant). I won’t get fully excited until we know who his leading lady will be, but I’m liking what we’ve got so far. And while the playboy-versus-romantic-rookie pairing is an ever-familiar one, I like that this setup balances the power dynamic by making the inexperienced dater the authority figure. Should make for some comic hijinks, I think. (I hope!)

Kang also has another movie in the works that’ll wrap before this one begins; the low-budget film Shoot for the Sun is currently in its latter stages of filming. Romancing Game will begin filming in November.

Via Osen

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The more Kang Ji Hwan the better! Hooray!

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Kang Ji Hwan acting seductive is usually a hilarious sight, so bring it on. I do hope he'll try more drama, since he is a very talented actor and should not be stuck with comedy alone, but I can't say I don't also love him in his usual roles.

But who is directing and who is the writer? Any mention of those? Until I know those and the leading lady, I'll be cautious and patient.

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Level 7 Civil Servant?....lol lol lol I watched that drama... and must have missed him
Are you sure you didn't mean "Lie to me"?

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He was in the movie that the drama...loosely...drew inspiration from.

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I think she meant My Girlfriend is an Agent

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they're the same movie:) the title in korean means level 7 civil servant, but the official international title wsa my girlfriend is an agent:)

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Level 7 Civil Servant is the name of a movie starring Kang Ji-hwan and Kim Haneul, which was then adapted into a drama. http://www.dramabeans.com/2009/03/kang-ji-hwan-and-kim-haneul-play-spy-vs-spy/

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Thank you you all. I'll see if I can find the film it and see it. I like Kang Ji-Hwan a lot.

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It's on Netflix.

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me too.. love his acting very much

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Omg that reminds me, I really have to check Runway Cop off my to-watch list soon.

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Wouldn't bother with that, it's a let down. Kang Ji Hwan is as gorgeous/fab as ever though, as is Sung Yuri

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I thought it had some funny moments though. But maybe I'm biased cause I love him so much!

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yea, it definitly does. among those one of the best slo mo shots ever.
its the over the top and stupid sort of movie, but for anyone who likes kang ji hwan id give it a try.
dont expect high art, but its certainly good for some entertainment if you leave your brain at the door. just the kind of thing i really like occassionally.

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I agree that it's interesting having the authority figure be the novice in love, although I would prefer the guy being less experienced just because that's more unusual (outside of a noona romance). Actually sometimes even in a noona romance, the noona will be romantically inexperienced to even things out a little bit, I guess? Anyway this sounds like it could be fun.

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He should make a drama! I missed his last one, it didn't appeal to at all :/

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Well this story like "Catch me" movie which starring Joowon as detective and Kim ahjoong as thief,but this time male lead (Kang jihwan) will play as thief and main female as detective. I wonder how this movie will turn out

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I know right...isn't the storyline like very similar?the only different is Joo Won is cop and Kim Ah Joong is thief!

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that's exactly what i thought,just the opposite version, but i like KJH too

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I will watch both of them since I kinda like this storyline and I like joowon & KJH too ^^ btw it's coincidence since both of them play similiar role too in 7 level civil servant

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My eyes added an extra dash between killer and thief in the post title, making it "lady-killer-thief". Which would certainly make for an interesting movie...

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Anything with Kang Ji Hwan in it..?

I'm in..!!!

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Loved Kang Ji Hwan in rom-com Coffee House....he was sooooo good in it....

This film sounds a bit like a Hindi movie....anyway, looking forward to the casting of female lead..

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Do u mean Dhoom 2? But the difference is the leading female in dhoom 2 is thief too

Dhoom 2 ([ˈd̪ʱuːm],English: Blast 2, also abbreviated and known as D:2, D2 and Dhoom 2: Back In Action) is a 2006 Bollywood action heist film directed by Sanjay Gadhvi and produced by Aditya Chopra and Yash Chopra at an estimated budget of 350 million (US$5.4 million) under the Yash Raj Films banner. It is the second film in the Dhoom series. Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra star in the film as buddy cops Jai Dixit and Ali, respectively. The duo attempt to capture Mr. A (Hrithik Roshan), a professional thief whose passion is to steal rare and valuable collectibles using high-technology gadgets.The film features Bipasha Basu and Aishwarya Rai in lead female roles. Cr: wiki

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No....I meant Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl :)

It had the similar plot of an elusive con artist who was a lady killer.....

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Lol, Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl came into my head as well. Good movie, it was pretty cool how the girls he'd robbed banded together and got back at him. I'm all for girl power.:D

This movie sounds fantastic too! I'll watch anything that goes romcom and Kang Ji Hwan. Perhaps they could get Yoon Eun Hye to be the female lead? That would be so awesome!

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Off topic but....

HAPPY HALLOWEEN BEANS!!!!

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Yeahh!! As a diehard Kang Ji Hwan fan I love him being adorable and witty! I still think he was superb in Coffee House! that character was so one of a kind!

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I like coffee house too, I thought it's Yoon Eun Hye drama at first, but it's different. I don't like Coffee prince because the story done many time but I like Coffee house the story is unpredictable n the last episode is surprising

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I think he's a male equivalent of Yoon Eun Hye in that he can play a total dork or a total sexpot, and he has great chemistry with all of his leads. He is quite versatile, but he's at his best when he's the the charming sexy funny guy. I'll be interested in seeing who is cast as the female lead.

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YAY! Happy KJH has a new film in the making. I really like his acting be it in comedy or drama. He is a very versatile actor who takes his craft seriously.

AJA! and hope he reads our comments and become more encouraged and inspired to be better in everything he'd do.

Love you, KJH.

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Me too, looking forward to the movie! KJH fighting :)

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Yay! I have a picture of KJH on my locker at work and I was just having a water break this week, looking at his pic and wishing he were in something I could watch right now. Wishes do come true! :)

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I've always wanted one of those I Heart Ji-Hwan t-shirts. I'd wear it everywhere! Seriously - I wish I had a sticker for my car, too. He's my favorite! I guess if I was a drama character I could have his pic on my pillowcase. But I won't go that far in real life. heehee

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I absolutely adore him in comic roles haha

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I looooooove KJH! I wish he was dating YEH in real life! I heard his agency has one part of YEH's name? soooo cute!

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Ahhh! This totally made my day! CAN NOT WAIT FOR THIS! I was hoping for a drama comeback but I'll take whatever KJH project I can get. :)

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I think kang Ji was doing the same roles in the cinema for one reason MONEY. He has had many ugly affairs with his agenncies lately and he surely needs pocket money to get over this mess behind the legal battle...

But I wish, he could show his colors in other roles a sageuk it would be a fire proof to test the water...

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