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Solid ensemble gathered for heartwarming family movie Jang-soo Company


Han Ji-min, Jo Jin-woong, Chanyeol

Hitmaking film director Kang Je-kyu (Shiri, Taegukgi) has lined up a pretty robust cast for his next movie, which is titled (for now) Jang-soo Company, which sounds like a heartwarming multigenerational relationship drama that revolves around the redevelopment of a small neighborhood store, Jang-soo Mart, into the titular Jang-soo Company.

To fill in those multiple generations, we have Park Geun-hyung (Grandpas Over Flowers, Empire of Gold) leading the pack as the stubborn grumpy old man at the center of the story, who kicks off the plot once he meets the flower-shop lady Yoon Yeo-jung (Noonas Over Flowers, Wonderful Season), who spurs a “big transformation” in him. Aww, cute.

In the younger generation we’ve got Jo Jin-woong (currently enjoying a nice wave of attention from hit projects Roaring Currents and A Hard Day) playing Jang-soo, the owner of that small mart, while Han Ji-min (King’s Wrath) plays Yoon Yeo-jung’s daughter who can’t quite handle her mother dating that new gramps. Hwang Woo-seul-hye (Feel-Good Day) plays a woman with a crush on Jang-soo, and Moon Ga-young (King’s Family, where she played the youngest daughter) will play Jang-soo’s daughter. EXO idol Chanyeol makes his big-screen debut playing Moon Ga-young’s boyfriend.

According to director Kang, “As I watched Grandpas Over Flowers, I thought of why we felt such fun and freshness from watching them, and why we applauded for them. And it was because they really live like that. We also felt the fun of seeing our preconceived notions of them come crumbling down. I think this film will offer much chance for that kind of reflection.”

Aw, I love that Grandpas Over Flowers put decades-long veterans back into the spotlight as main characters rather than mere dads and grandpas at the sides of stories, since they rarely get to be featured as the stars. All in all, it sounds like a sweet, funny family movie featuring a solid ensemble of appealing actors, and I hope the project makes the most of their myriad talents. The film will begin filming at the end of August.


Park Geun-hyung, Yoon Yeo-jung, Hwang Woo-seul-hye, Moon Ga-young

Via E Daily

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Well, the plot sounds heartwarming and sweet. And it is really nice getting to see older actors have a chance to be in the spotlight again as leads. Good for them!

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Aww! I love the fresh concept that the usual harabeoji and halmoni get to showcase their romance. Who doesn't like light-hearted AND cute movies?

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Aww...totally agree with you JB. All the Halbaes in GoF have a special place in my heart. Love to see them back again in spotlight. Now...I can't watch them without remember all the journey before. Well...who doesn't...
Anyway, looking forward for this movie. Hope they can deliver heartwarming and cute story for us.

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Several of the veteran actors are actually better actors than the younger ones who usually play the leads, because they bring that much depth and experience to their roles. Yes to putting them back in centre stage (but I hope the live shoot system does not make things too bad for the older actors, especially when it comes to stamina)

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(oh, and I better pre-empt Dr Hwata coming in here with some condescending Eurocentric troll-like way to put this down the way he/she/it likes to put down anything Korean)

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Happy for Jo Jin-woong that he's getting more of the spotlight these days. He's such a good actor!

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Aw, I'm excited to watch this!

And I'm glad that Jo Jin-woong is getting attention these days because he was my favorite character in TWDR :)

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I'm super excited for the cast! The only person I'm a bit worried about is Chanyeol. I'm an Exo-L, and he's one of the most adorable things ever and I love him to bits, but he better be getting lessons from the same acting coach as Kyungsoo. Just sayin'.

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So excited for this... i love gramps!

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This sounds so cute: "can’t quite handle her mother dating that new gramps." how sad that it takes longer for movies to appear on dramafever if they do appear. Will try to wait patiently for this.

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