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Song Hye-gyo returns to Korean film with next project

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

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Sounds like a hit Indian film "PAA". If it's anything like Paa it'll be great. Funny and heart tugging to boot.

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That's the first thing that came to my mind too. Paa is a great movie. Amitabh Bachchan's acting was so realistic that I sometimes forgot that it was 70-something man pretending to be a 12 yewr old boy. The movie made me cry.

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I thought of Paa immediately... definitely a great movie with some wonderful acting all around....I look forward to this one

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Hey, that was the first thought that struck me, too!

Dramambeans you sure do have some people who are familiar with the Bollywood (I am not a lover of this term) circus...

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Paa was wonderful.

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I agreed, my first thoughts too! :)

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Add me in! I thought of Paa straight away! :)

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That's exactly what I was thinking as well.. I gave up on Bollywood a long time but Paa was one of the last good movies I saw..

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Immediately thought of 'PAA'...wonderful movie....the best part was Amitabh Bachchan plays the son with progeria while his real life son (Abhishek Bachchan) played his father in the movie...

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She's one of those faces who are so pretty to look at, but I never feel any particular warmth or charisma from her. She is unbelievably photogenic though. Wow.

Actresses was delightful, and this film sounds like it could be very fun. Interested to see who will be cast as the son.

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I have never come across a bad picture of her and I have seen a lot of her pictures (you know, with Google image and all that). She has truly amazing features!

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Even more amazing, they appear to be real; I've seen pictures of her as a child, and she looks the same.

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Second that.

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definitely a rarity.
Naturally just really pretty. Going to admit i was distracted a few times during TWTWB simply because of all the eye candy but i can agree with someone above who said they can't seem to feel the warmth from her acting.
Even so, i like her. I think she's a better actress than people take her for, though..

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Much better than what people normally give her credit for. But honestly, the prettiness is a bit distracting so it's not so always an advantage for actors who want to be respected for their work too..

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I am not being biased, but SGK is indeed an amazing actress! I watched TWTWB several times and each time I was captivated by her sincerity and honesty in her portrayal of the blind heiress. I wish to see her with Jo In Sung again! Aja aja fighting!

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SHG, Kim Tae-hee, Han Ga-in are probably 3 of the most beautiful actresses in Korea and they are all natural.

Shin Min-ah, Jeon Ji-hyun, Lee Yeon-hee, Son Ye-jin, Han Hyo-joo, Soo Ae, etc. are all beautiful and natural as well.

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Exact same reactions here. I thing she is one of the most beautiful actresses of Korea but I just do not relate to her or any of the characters she has portrayed.

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I loved her in Full House. Can I relate to the character? No, it was a cartoon character, so I hope not. But did I find her lovable generally? Yes.

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The premise is interesting... Wonder if she will take it.

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Sounds like Hindi movie Paa, based on the same genetic condition and an amazing film!! Full of warmth and fun..

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Can they turn that into a drama?! LOL I want her on small screen again

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Ohhh...thanks for the link to Actresses. DIdn't know of that film and it seems interesting.

I like the concept for this movie as well. Seems like it would be a very good film.

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Is it remake of Bollywood movie Paa?

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GF & JB - I'd LOVE it if you guys would consider doing a recap-umentary (i.e., in the style of your recaps of Grandpas Over Flowers) of Actresses. It'd be DOUBLE the fun! More wine encouraged. ;)

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I second this!

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Aww, that sounds really good!! I recently became a fan of hers after watching That Winter (which was disappointing, but it was the first time I actually thought, damn, this gorgeous lady can really act. I remember her in Full House years ago and was surprised how much her acting had improved. She was great, totally out-acted Jo in Sung imo).

I still need to see The Grandmasters and I'm really looking forward to The Crossing too :').

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I thought she was fantastic in Winter compared to her earlier work. I used to think she was just a pretty face but she has grown as an actress and I'm happy for her.

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"Song Hye Kyo",the angelic face,is oppa lee min ho's dream girl.someone who Lee Min-ho oppa admires most!!
She really is a beautiful woman!!
EVEN me,as a GIRL gets drawn 2 her beauty,delicacy and elegance!!!
I WISH once the two would work in a project!
She is older than oppa minho so she will like 2 be with someone HANDSOME,YOUNG and SUPERSTAR like Oppa minho!!!!

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Hahahaha! Lol! what a comment? Are you a 12 years old?
I'm big fan of Lee Min-ho but this is embarrassing.

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We should petition for an age block on this site ;-)

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*fingers crossed* i hope i make the cut off!

Ha.

(Not all youngsters are like this. i promise) :)

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I might admit that sometimes *insert giggling* when I have fell head over feet for an actor I had ran -always- to see his biography... And after reading the most important information about him, I have had the same feeling of: Oh you are so a bad woman, woman!!! But I can't help. Even my husband cracked down with laughter, may be in approval only because Korea is so far from where we live?

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LOL!

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You are truly a Minoz, kiddy. :)

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It definitely doesn't feel like she's been gone any length of time. I feel like I've seen her a lot and I didn't even watch TWTWB.

That being said, I totally want to third that Actresses endorsement. I saw it awhile back and I loved it. It felt so real and honest and it was great to hear them discuss not just industry politics but also some of the obstacles faced by actresses as they age in the industry. I thought it was a great work.

Still need to watch The Grandmaster. I didn't even know she was in a new John Woo film as well. Good for her.

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I hope the screenwriter reads up dilligently before writing about a mom "who looks younger than her child with progeria". The looks are really one of the least grave symptoms of progeria, as few patients get to live longer than 13 years. It's not growing up fast, it's rather toddlers getting wrinkles and developing in a very specific way. I wonder if the director is going to look for a child with this condition to play the part? Because it's pretty much impossible to do with a healthy child and heavy make-up. (Progeria is much much more drastic than what is shown in "Jack").

On the one hand, it may be a great chance for SHG to show a whole range of maternal feelings and experiences, on the other hand I am afraid, the film will rely on juxtaposing the gorgeous actress to a child stricken with a disease that takes such a toll on physique.
Call me a maniac who doesn't understand that it's just a film, but I feel that oversimplification of such a painful matter is not fair towards the ones who actually suffer. I'm fine with using fictional diseases, but I am upset if the real ones are shown in an inaccurate way.

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the only movie of this type that I ever thought was actually good was Mask

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SONG HYE KYO AND JO IN SUNG PLEASE. THEY ARE THE PERFECT COUPLE AND I STILL CANT GET OVER OF THAT WINTER THE WIND BLOW. THEIR ACTING AND CHEMISTRY IS PERFECT. I WISH THEY WOULD BE PAIRED IN THIS MOVIE OR MAYBE A TV SERIES SOON.
SONG HYE KYO AND JO IN SUNG
SONG HYE KYO AND JO IN SUNG
SONG HYE KYO AND JO IN SUNG

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In that serie I only SAW HIM... sorry I can't remember anything or anyone else -not even the former angel- ;P

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Ohhh I thought of Paa too, is Song Hye-gyo playing Vidya Balan's role that would be fascinating, I wonder if Indian cinema has inspired Korean cinema in any other ways ?

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Actually they are they remade a korean thriller movie not sure what the title was.. It did pretty well at the box office I remember that

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I know they remade old boy but it was quite bad nothing as dark as the original. Thank you.

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they remade "my sassy girl "in Bollywood.

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Oh yes I remember I avoided that.

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I'm loving the comments and the mention of the Hindi Film Paa with Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan & Vidya Balan. If it's anything along those lines then this film should do be good, I hope she takes up the role.

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Awww, seeing the Paa comments makes me want to do a re-watch of it and Udaan.

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If the mother is as young as SHG, how old is her son? how can they choose senior actor for her son???????

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progeria is a medical condition where the affected child ages rapidly and look like they're over 70 or something. so instead of dressing up a child to play an old-looking person ,it would be easier to cast a veteran . :) there is a Hindi(Bollywood) movie called Paa. where veteran actor Amitabh Bachan played the 11 year old who has progeria.while his real-life son Abishek Bachan played his movie-father. confused? :)

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I thought if the mother as young as SHG her son should be around 10 years old, even if he get old, is his grow rapidly too?????I thought it's his face n skin become become wrinkle like old man but not his height

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It's got nothing to do with rapid growth. Geriatric changes happen to little child's body. They have problems with heart, blood vessels and bones.

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Good to hear that SHK will try another genre.. If she accepts this movie, for sure it will solidify her acting resume.. SHK has a lot to offer, besides her kind heart..:-)

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Thanks for this piece of news. Song Hye Kyo tends to choose very good directors and/or scriptwriters to work with or vice versa, many good directors and/or scriptwriters usually choose her to work with.

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It's not an adaptation from Paa, but an adaptation from a SK bestseller published in 2011, My Palpitating Life, by KIM Aeran. According to the synopsis of the novel, the kid looks like about 80, even though he has just turned 17. And his parents are both 34. The book is described as “the story of the youngest parents and oldest child in the world.” So the premise sounds fun, though I can see that it would be at the same time quite heartbreaking.

I hope she takes up the role and am looking forward to the movie.

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this is kind of unbelieveble if SHK has 17 years old son

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Seems like the Bollywood film Paa

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It will be nice that another SHK=Shin Ha Kyun will play her son, if SHK=Song Hye Kyo takes up the project. ^o^

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That would be awesome. I'd watch anything with Shin Ha Kyun in it even if kind of sucky like his last project.

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Oh yeah!!

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Oooh, this sounds interesting. It would want to see Shin Ha Kyun and Song Hye Kyo in one project.

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But.... people with progeria have a certain appearance that I think will have to involve quite a bit of makeup. They can't just cast an actor who's older than SHK O__o

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Actually it's more of a mask that needs to be done. Moreover children with progeria are tiny, so a full grown man would be absurd. I wonder who will be cast next.

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Take it! Song hye gyo in mother's role, that i got to see. interesting story line. Father should be played by Rain bi, continuation from Full House.

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I hope that SHK will accept this movie. She's a very good actress, comedy or drama. I cried bucket of tears in Endless Love and she was so funny in Full House. Her acting as a blind woman in TWTWB was so genuine. Pretty face, good heart and a great actress, what else could you wish for?

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shin mina

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