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Kang Haneul, Jin Gu join cast of C’est Si Bon

The details are falling into place for C’est Si Bon, the highly anticipated retro film based on the rise of Korean folk music in the ‘70s, which will mix fiction and reality and hone in specifically on the iconic folk group Twin Folio. C’est Si Bon is the name of the legendary live music café in Mugyo-dong that launched the careers of many famous Korean singers, and the location will serve as a backdrop to the film, infusing the flavor of the era and showcasing our characters’ acoustic talents.

The movie is being produced in response to renewed interest in Korean folk music, which began when some of the members of the original C’est Si Bon circle, including Jo Young-nam, Song Chang-shik, and Yoon Hyung-joo, appeared on a few episodes of talk show Come to Play as special guests in 2010 and 2011. The appearances re-energized folk music culture, and the film is expected to also cover the rebirth of the musical genre.

Given that the movie will span four decades, a range of excellent actors of all ages have been cast. Some of the members had signed on awhile back: Jung Woo (Answer Me 1994) and Kim Yoon-seok (Hwayi) will play the twentysomething and fortysomething versions of a fictional third member of Twin Folio (a duo in real life, with Song Chang-shik and Yoon Hyung-joo). Han Hyo-joo (Cold Eyes, Gwanghae) and Kim Hee-ae (Secret Love Affair) play the younger and older versions of Twin Folio’s muse, the subject of an ardent love (by one, two, three?) of Twin Folio’s members, and we’ll learn the untold story behind Twin Folio’s inception.

In the last week, it’s been confirmed that Kang Haneul (Heirs) is now attached to the film, in an as-yet undetermined role. He’s been busy; he just wrapped the movie Girl’s Grave and headed directly to production on Age of Innocence. In addition, we’ll see him in the upcoming SBS weekender Angel Eyes.

Also confirmed in the past few days, Jin Gu (Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek) will play a young version of one of the central characters, famed folk singer Lee Jang-hee, who acts as unofficial leader of the C’est Si Bon pack and as a narrator for the movie. Joo-won was reported to be considering back in January, and with all of these actors on board, the project’s all-star cast, nostalgia-inducing premise, and fun twangy soundtrack may draw large audiences at the box office.

C’est Si Bon will be helmed by Kim Hyun-seok (Dating Agency Cyrano) and will hit theaters this winter.

Via OhmyNews, Osen

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Kang Haeneul!!!

Drama, please? :)

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Kang Haneul is so gorgeous, I can't even

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Aw, I thought it was Yeo Jin-gu for a moment :'(

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Me too.
I got excited for a moment and then when I scroll down.... *sigh*.. Not even a single photo of him :(

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I thought Yeo Jin Gu too. After his last movie cancellation I just hope him in a good project.

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This sounds fun! Can't wait.

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I thought he was already done with his part on Angel Eyes (and SO GOOD too, he and Nam Jihyun may be the most adorable 'child' couple of the year, speaking of which she needs to move on to leads too)

I keep saying it, but boyfriend needs a drama lead role already, he's talented, can do great things even with small roles, has fantastic chemistry with literally every costar I've seen him with (male and female) and gets into sideline roles way too often.

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Jin Gu?! Kang Ha Neul?!!?!

*makes grabby hands*

MOOAAAR!

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More Kang Haneul is never a bad thing, right?
A star studded cast. Though honestly I had a hard time Han Hyo Joo and Kim Hee Ae will play same character.

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Joo Won is no longer attached to this movie if I am not wrong.

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"C’est Si Bon" reminds me of a drama called. . . .
What's Up Fox.

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Jung Woo and Kang Haneul, my loves? *_* I'm surely gonna watch it! Definitely! *runs around like a happy maniac*

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How old is this news?

The childhood episodes with Kang Haneul already broadcasted 2 weeks ago, and oh my he is sooo adorable (and the girl too!)! Definitely keeping an eye on this one.

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i think the Kang Ha Neul update came out early last week and the Yeo Jin Gu one came out yesterday... if I'm not mistaken.

anyway, looking forward to this movie!

fighting!!!!

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pretty sure the one you are talking about is the drama angel eyes and this is an entirely different drama...

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oh gosh im not much into folk music but THE LINE UP ACTORS THO! im soooooo waiting for this to come up

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lol i was thinking then, the girls must be really attached to miss out the yeo in his name lmaoooo. that is one hell of a cast though. now don't mind me as i run off to watch the new episode of wonderful days. wohoooooooooo

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Ahh~ Kim Haneul. He started off a little green last year in Monstar but he's gotten so much better since then. He was one of my favorites in Heirs (despite his character being whatever in the beginning) and he was absolutely adorable in Angel Eyes. Idk, there's something about him that is just so charming, so I'm pretty excited to see him snag more roles ^^

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i agree. he actually happened to be my fave in monstar. he really left an impression in that and i have been waiting on future work ever since. i didn't watch heirs but he's upping the swoon factor ten folds in angel eyes :DDD sucks that he won't be sticking around for long :(

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the lineup is crazy...and totally has me interested.

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In addition, we’ll see him in the upcoming SBS weekender Angel Eyes.

huh? i thought he's pretty much done in angel eyes, except for some flashback scenes... wished it was him and nam ji hyun all the way..theyre way tooooo goood.

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he stole my heart away along with nam ji hyun. I miss them so much. They are my favorite k-drama childhood portion. I will look back fondly on them and rewatch the first 2 episodes of Angel Eyes if it disappoints me down the road.
And i agree with pogo. They should graduate to lead roles soon. Kang ha neul is already 24. I know nam ji hyun is still young (18) but she's one of the best of her age group.

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