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Kwon Sang-woo turns private eye for new movie
by | April 11, 2014 | 16 Comments

Kwon Sang-woo (Medical Top Team, Yawang) has confirmed his next project, which will take him back to the big screen for a mystery-crime movie titled Private Investigator. In it, the hero is a book rental shop owner with a passion for mystery novels who used to dream of being a police detective. So when his friends get caught up in a murder case, he jumps in to get to the bottom of it.

The project is based on a script that won in an open screenplay competition back in 2006, and the director will be Kim Jung-hoon of the risque rom-com Petty Romance. It’s difficult to tell from this description what kind of tone the movie will have—will it be dark and mysterious, or cute and funny?—but I’m hoping it skews lighter, because that description of Kwon’s character sounds quirky and amusing. And while Kwon is pretty comfortable cranking out high emotion and wringing tears in melodramas, I do like when he’s tackling a funnier role. If only because I think he’s cried enough in dramaland for two lifetimes. Give his tear ducts a break!

Private Investigator is currently at work filling the rest of the cast, and plans to begin filming in July.

Via Star News


16 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Deni

    I don’t know why but I just don’t like Kwon Sang Woo ever since and it didn’t help that I hated MTT and Yawang. I hope this movie changes my impression and dislikeness of him because the story sounds awesome.

  2. snow

    I’ve seen him in only a movie and that is My Tutor Friend…and liked him there..

    This movie sounds like fun as I love amateur detective stories 😀

  3. placebo

    @Deni KSW is really a good actor if you are into melodramas. this movie more than blue would likely change your impression regarding him !

  4. Fab

    He was really endearing in Almost Love. Well at least for the most of the movie he was all funny and goofy and everything until they had to turn him in the saddest puppy around. Anyhow what I am trying to say is he can actually do romcoms better instead of wringing those crocodile tears in an entire drama.

  5. Aida

    I’ve only seen him in Sad Sonata and I loved him in it…his ability to cry and bring you to tears is just WOw and I also loved him in the cute scenes aswell so I’m looking forward to it especially since I would love to see him as a goofy detective and love mysteries…fingers crossed

  6. jam

    haha ure so right in terms of KSW crying for more than we can imagine…also chasing/running after like there is no tmrw…he’s done that plenty lol

    anyways, i wish him luck w this project!!!!

  7. kopytko

    KSW is very special to me. He’s the first Korean actor I learned to recognize among others, who initially looked all alike. I know more his films rather than dramas , but I know for sure there is more to him than being THE original mumzzang.
    Regarding the tone of this project, I would opt for mysterious and funny. I’m sure KSW can pull it off.

  8. ;)

    I’ve seen him stairway to heaven, then later on sad sonata. Me and my mom absolutely loved him in the former. Made a great couple with CJW. “Bogoshipda… Bogoshipda… Ireon naega miweoji angil..” Sadly, I didn’t give a toss about QoA or MTT. Hope the movie is more light-hearted fare though.

  9. JoJo

    Sounds like my cup of tea.

  10. 10 Vi

    I think KSW Is one of the best actors in Korea and Asia. Keep up the great work!

  11. 11 Em

    You know, I was just thinking about Kwon Sang-woo. I haven’t watched any of his recent projects and there hasn’t been much hype to interest me. Good to hear that he’s working on another project. Movie with Kwon Sang-woo? Count me in.

  12. 12 cheekbones

    He’s my first Hallyu crush.

    I adored him to pieces in My Tutor Friend, Volcano High and Once Upon A Time In High School, and oh ! Make It Big.

    *sigh* those wonderful times ……… 🙂

  13. 13 urumqie

    watched him in “Dating Now” 2002 sbs drama : cr,sjs,ksw… good old days…

  14. 14 Sadie

    amateur detectives are always fun.

  15. 15 brissa

    kwon sang woo eres guapisimo, bellisimo,presioso,hermoso,lindo…..

  16. 16 brissa


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