It looks like Song Hye-gyo will be returning to Chungmuro, after two back-to-back projects abroad with Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster and John Woo’s The Crossing. Not that it feels like she’s been gone long or anything, with recent melodrama That Winter, The Wind Blows just earlier this year. She’s being courted to star in the next project from director Lee Jae-yong of Actresses, which by the way is a fantastically entertaining watch. Javabeans and I caught it recently and died laughing at the thinly-veiled reality posing as fake reality. Either that or it was the wine.
Anyhoo, this new film is called Dugeun-dugeun My Life (dugeun is the sound of heartbeats, as in Thump Thump My Life). It’s about a young boy with progeria, a genetic condition that causes rapid aging. Is that Jack or Benjamin Button? It’ll be a family story about mom, dad, and the boy, and Song Hye-gyo is being courted to play mom, who will look younger than her own son.
I guess they’ll cast a veteran actor to play the son, which will definitely make for a heavy-hitter come awards season. The movie is being produced by the production company of All About My Wife and Jeon Woo-chi, so expectations seem to be pretty high. Song Hye-gyo is still unconfirmed.
Once it’s done casting, the movie hopes to start shooting before the end of the year for a 2014 release.
Via Star News
- A parade of stars in October magazines
- Behind the scenes of That Winter for High Cut
- That Winter, The Wind Blows: Episode 1
- Song Hye-gyo reconfirms John Woo film
- Jo In-sung and Song Hye-gyo confirm melodrama
- Song Hye-gyo for High Cut magazine
- A look at Song Hye-gyo’s new movie Today
- Song Hye-gyo cast in Wong Kar-wai’s new film