Joo-won signs on to joint Chinese-Korean melo romance
I hate when big casting news is released and then we’re told everything BUT the story, which is, in my opinion, kind of the most important thing. But we’ll have to make do with the peanuts we’ve been given about Xiao You Qiao Mu, the film project that Joo-won (Good Doctor) has announced will be his next, in which he’ll appear with former Super Junior member Hangeng.
Xiao You Qiao Mu will be a melodrama backed by large-scale distributor and production company China First, co-produced by Yuehua Entertainment, and helmed by Korean director Jo Jin-kyu (My wife Is a Gangster). It’s based on an internet novel that’s been popular over the past four years that has been such a hot property that apparently mere rumors of film adaptations have lit up the internet.
The head of Yuehua’s Korean branch, Lee Sang-kyu, explained that Joo-won is currently enjoying a lot of popularity in China, and the news of his casting in Nodame Cantabile recently was met with a lot of interest, which explains why they’re eager to strike while he’s hot.
As for the plot? Three men fall in love with one woman. Cue melo and romance.
Xiao You Qiao Mu will begin filming mid-month, and will be shot in both Korea and China. As for me? I’ll just be sitting here in my corner, both waiting for and slightly dreading Nodame, trying to hope for the best and willing it not to ruin my memory of a good thing.
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