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Kim Woo-bin and Lee Hyun-woo courted for heist movie

I’m totally taking this maybe-casting with a huge grain of salt, but it’d be great if it worked out. Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) and Lee Hyun-woo (Coverty, Grandly) are currently being courted to star in a new heist movie called The Professionals by Trinity Entertainment, aka the producers behind Kim Woo-bin’s current hit gangster sequel Friend 2. The project is still really early in the development stage, but it makes sense that they’d want to capitalize on Friend 2’s box office success with early press announcements (It opened in first place and surpassed 1.3 million tickets in its opening weekend).

The new movie comes from director Kim Hong-sun of The Traffickers, the organ-harvesting thriller starring Daniel Choi. The new movie is described as a far less goosebump-inducing story, and is a straight caper film that calls upon The Italian Job and The Big Swindle as references. It was originally called Checkmate but decided on The Professionals for a title; I don’t know if it’s a greener-grass thing, but I always prefer the titles people don’t use.

In any case I hope this means that Kim Woo-bin pulls in a good performance in Friend 2 since I haven’t seen it yet. Lee Hyun-woo is fantastic and broke my heart in Covertly, Grandly, and he should just be in more stuff all the time. I love a good heist movie so if they sign on I’ll be all over this. They’d be great as a pair of cheeky crooks, and I hope for their sakes there’s a slightly smaller ensemble than in Thieves. And more thievin’ while we’re at it.

The Professionals is casting now and plans to start shooting early next year.

Via Star News

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ALL. OVER. THIS. Love heist films! And I love that they're looking to make a heist film with younger actors, this time 'round. Lee Hyunwoo... GUH! So good in "Covertly, Grandly". I know I'm in the minority, but Kim Woobin will have to prove himself to me all over again after "Heirs" happened. Looking forward to it.

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Beg to differ here. Have never seen Woo Bin in anything before Heirs and I'm in love with his acting as well as other bits...

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u said he act cool??? i hate d guy character frm d begining

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Yes! I was sobbing at the end of Covertly, Grandly. I have to admit that I'm still a tiny bit confused of the ending. But Lee Hyunwoo was AMAZING!! To me, he will always be a cutiepie from TtBY. And I agree with Kim Woobin. I was amazed at his acting skills in School'13, but I'm a bit disappointed about Heirs. I even stopped watching because I didn't want my image of KWb completely destroyed. But I still want to watch this movie so bad!!

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I just have one stupid question. What's a heist movie?

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STEALING STUFF. :D!

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Oh my good Lord in Heaven. Listen...on my gravestone, please just write this:

Noona has NO REGRETS

In the interest of full disclosure, I will admit that I made a typo up there and considered leaving it - instead of just I typed lust.

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How do they do this to us, JoAnne?! HOW!

I don't even know whether it's lust I feel so much as the urge to squeeze him like a giant, vampiric-looking teddy bear.

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It's mostly that but I can't deny that there are other, more grabby-handed moments, too.

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Amen..

Unnie, you win the internet

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Is my prize all the pretty boys? I ACCEPT.

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Kim Woobin and Lee Hyunwoo.....this needs to happen. How do I make it happen?!

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Every time an ovary explodes, a noona gets her wish?

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Barely 19 here....unnie? kekeke

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ok maybe I was talking about MY ovaries and MY wishes...it's Woo Bin I don't really want to share...

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LOL

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So I have about a zillion wishes now. I'd just like one, or two to come true. Nope, make that about a dozen. A baker's dozen. ;)

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kim woo-bin is on FIRE. this dude is so hot...

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I am all for Lee HyunWoo. such amazing ranged actor.

Gah super duper love him...

wishing he signs up for this...

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how's lee hyun woo's acting chops?
I've been hearing alot about this boy lately, but i haven't seen him in anything.

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He's pretty darn good, actually.

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He's a former child star ('93 line, and damn he's much older than my younger sis), I'm sure you've seen him somewhere doing younger versions.

These are familiar dramas where he played at:
-"The Legend" (younger version of Philip Lee)
-"Lobbyist" (younger version of Song Il-guk)
-"Sejong the Great" (younger version of Kim Sang-joong's Sejong when he was still Grand Prince Chungnyeong)
-"Return of Iljimae" AKA Jeong Il-woo ver.
-"Queen Seondeok" (younger version of Eom Tae-woong's Kim Yushin)
-"God of Study"
-"Gye Baek" (younger version of Seojinnie's Gye Baek)
-"The Equator Man" (again, younger version of Eom Tae-woong's lead character)
-"To The Beautiful You" (broke my heart with his own version of Nakatsu, AKA Ikuta Toma + "You're Beautiful"'s Jeremy combined)

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My, he is so talented! My love for him is increasing by the moment. AMAZING!! I suddenly feel very under-acheivery...

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So promising! I've been won over.

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Kim Woo-bin AND Lee Hyun-woo? Oh, yes. Yes please. This would make my year :DDD

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OMFG I'M SOOO EXCITED!!!!! Haven't seen Lee HyunWoo since To the Beautiful You

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UMMMMMMMMMNNMMM. YES please. Woobie has been on fire as of late and I thought Lee Hyun Woo was great in Secret Covertly and TTBY.

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All it took was casually watching one random episode of Heirs to suddenly make me fangirl like crazy over Kim Woo-bin. Now I started School 2013 just for him and it drives me nuts only seeing a few minutes of him so far. This guy is super hot and sexily charismatic. In short, I totally approve of him signing on as many projects as possible so I can consume all his works.

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Please try White Christmas after that. It is the drama that started all this for so many of us here. ;)

Or, you can check Heads' excellent recaps first. (okay, don't read them all, because it's a thriller/mystery, you don't want the spoilers)

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Oh yeah, I'm rewatching White Christmas now!

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Mad Mireu! So let's see what What Christmas gave us:

1 Rooftop Prince SideKick
1 Indie band boy/ardent fiancee/awkward bodyguard
2 vampire idols, 1 of whom went on to beat up Jang Dong Gun and then become the 1/2 of the best high school bromance ever, the other to steal our hearts with fireworks at a dating agency...
1 bully we learned to like when we could pull ourselves away from the best bromance ever
1 REALLY stupid and hilariously funny brother in the most disappointing drama ever
1/2 of the hottest secondary couple you could imagine in the loudest 'rom-com' you could imagine

Not to mention the characters themselves. Mad Mi Reu forever!

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ah! THREE Vampire Idols. How could I forget the Angel Gabriel?

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Oh my God! I totally forgot he was in that!

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I would definitely watch this ! I love lee Hyun woo and Kim woo bin is amazing!

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YES. YES. I need this. I need this now. I want them in something together so much.

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Aaaww Kim Woo bin what can I say hot , charming , sexy , good actor , and those beautiful eyes just melt me

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Oh goody! I was wondering what Lee Hyun-woo is up to other than hosting music show. This sounds interesting and Woobin's star is rising! I'm so happy :)

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More Woobie on my screen? YES PLEASE THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! ❤ And I love Lee Hyun Woo too. Those 2 would be so much fun to watch onscreen together!

Although, this won't stop Woobie from doing dramas, right? *nervous* Coz 16 hours of Woobie > 90 minutes of Woobie, anytime.

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Coz 16 hours of Woobie > 90 minutes of Woobie, anytime.

Amen, sister.

Though I will qualify, I'll take a movie if he gets to get the girl in the end - he's never so much as got to kiss a girl for real onscreen, and only got a girl at all once (Vampire Idol).

I'd be especially thrilled if someone had the genius idea of re-pairing him up with Lee Yubi, she's a gem and was lovely with him.

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Agreed. *nods, nods*

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This is true!! The one time he stole a kiss was that quick peck in White Christmas, and he got decked good for it - so that doesn't count!

I'm gonna be greedy & say I want Woobie to get the girl, AND be in a drama, AND maybe do this movie. AND get some rest in there, somewhere :P

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yeah, and we all know how the girl in WC turned out, hence the need for 'for real', OTP-type kissing with hopefully some reciprocal lip movement, or at least not slugging him, ha ;)

And I want all those things for Woobie too! Only I don't know if I want to condemn him to a schedule like his buddy Lee Jong-seok, between 2 dramas and 3 movies that poor boy appears to only be getting a chance to sleep in 2013 once No Breathing promo winds down.

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An obvious answer for Woobinnie~

Lee Hyun Woo? Yes please!!! This noona have a soft spot for this talented boy... not to mention he makes me feels old. I practically watch him grows... TT_TT

Together, they make me so busy swooning left & right~

MAYBE A SPOILER???
I watched The Trafficker few months ago.. Dem.. I never thought that twist of plot.

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there's a plot twist?

*bump it up another spot in my watchlist*

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Woobie My Wuv AND Lee Hyun-woo?!!! GIMME.

Woob really is killing it in Heirs, and having his movie be a hit at the same time does not hurt AT ALL. And I'm just a giant warm fuzzy to see my School 2013 boys both doing so well in projects they picked right after that drama was over <3

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Oh god, I love these two. Should they be confirmed, I'll be all over this.

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How does one with such a weird looking face look so attractive??
Like it's gotten to the point that I'm not even watching Heirs. I just tune into recaps to look at pictures of this well-dressed mofo.

Gah. I hope this happens because I would love to see him in a heist movie.

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Lee Hyun Woo. I love you you cutiepie. Please pair up with the charismatic alien and accept this movie. Please? Pretty pretty pleeaassseee? You'll listen to me since I'm a dongseng right???

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Can anyone tell me how international fans get to watch the Korean movie? I have to be prepared ... For Woo Bin ;)

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gooddrama.net and youtube
I watched Covertly, Grandly (not sure if i got the title right but it's with kim soohyun and lee hyunwoo) on youtube and The Jackal is Coming (with JYJ's Jaejoong and Song Jihyo) on gooddrama.net
definitely recommend both if you want some eyecandy and Mong "Ace" Jihyo is amazing in it^^

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Thanks so much!!!

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My dream casting! Ahhhhh yessss pleeeeease.

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OMG.

First I wake up this morning to find out that Nam Goong Min and Sung Joon might/will most definitely be (please drama gods. pleeeaseeee) in the same drama.

And then Kim WooBin and Lee HyunWoo.

WTTTTTTTTTTTF.

Either you guys are on crack or this is a really mean trick. the equivalent of stealing a candy from a baby.

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Kim Woo Bin's all over the place.

I. LOVE. IT.

'Nuff saying.

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This movie doesn't target the female audience at all... *Paws at screen*.
There cannot be too much of KWB and yes, he plays the most interesting/magnetic character in Heirs.

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I am freaking in love with lee hyun woo after seeing him in covertly grandly. Not to mention the scene where he was doing the laundry and wet himself. Could. Never. Get. Over. That. Scene.

So i really need him in anything. As soon as possible

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You make it seem so naughty! He was showing his scars through his white shirt by turning the hose on himsel...by spraying water on ches.. Okay never mind, there's no way to not make it sound dirty.

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Squealed and smiled like a crazy fool when I read the title of this article. I love both actors and to see them together in one movie would be amazing! I'm hoping this happens! It has to!

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lee hyun woo should do more kdramas. kmovies take forever to be released.

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I need to move to where I don't have to drive 90 minutes for a Korean movie. Sooo, want to see this. I love heist movies and the actors.

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Woobie is good news enough, but my favorite cutie pie Lee Hyunwoo??! TToTT There is a casting god!!!

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double yay!

I wonder why until now there's no Korean movie lineup for 2013 Dubai Film Festival.

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I may not get to watch it for a year till it apears on NetFlix or American theators but I am for anything that has Woo Bin in it. I adore him.

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Lee Hyun-woo??? That cutie from 'To the beautiful you'?? Oh Yessssssssssssssssssssss!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

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Hehe love woo bin and lee hyun woo. Can't believe I have not watched covertly grandly!! Just watched the trailer. Love all the actors

Oppas wait for me !! :D.

I must have been put off by the orange hair of one of the actors! ! Lol.

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Well, I like heist movies. And I like Lee Hyun Woo. I've only seen him on Running Man but he was very cute and endearing like someone's goofy kid brother. I just hope Kim WooBin gets a chance to rest. It feels like he's just going from project to project. It's good to be desired but nobody wants to see him burn himself out which k-celebrities have an unfortunate tendency to do.

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I think KWB will take that offer. He´s probably super thankful to producers for a chance to appear in Friend 2 that turned out to be a hit.
BTW my friend saw F2 and she said KWB looked great but it was obvious next to all those veteran actors he´s still green, but he got charisma and tried really hard. She´s a fan of his but she actually said that at some scenes he looked more like modeling than acting :-)) and she had a problem to feel his emotions.

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I'm jumping up and down clapping with a big fat ol' grin cross muh face just now - gah!

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Wow, Kim Woo-bin is everywhere these days. Not complaining at all! He and Lee Hyun-woo would be great together. Love both of them to bits!

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I know I'm going to get chewed up for this but I'm not all that into kim woo bin I've not quite gotten what the whole woobie hype is all about.I've seen him in school 2013 and heirs and not really feeling each xter(I prefer the young do xter tho) I spent half the time yelling at him and Lee Jong Suk to make up already and I'm too distracted by his face in heirs(the make up makes him look like a white faced alien)
But I absolutely love lee Hyun Woo one glance at him in ttby and I fell in love with him completely,his xter reminded me of jeremy(YAB) and made me like the jeremy xter more
So if I were to watch this drama it would be because of lee hyun woo

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I juz soooooooo wish they made 1000 epi for this show! I'm so into lee hyun woo!! He's a true cutie

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