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Sohn Ye-jin up for historical film opposite Lee Jung-jae

I hope this casting sticks, because Sohn Ye-jin (Shark) and Lee Jung-jae (Big Match) pairing up for a sweeping sageuk would make my day. Sohn Ye-jin has been offered the leading role in the historical film Princess Deokhye, about the tumultuous life of the last princess of Joseon. Lee Jung-jae is being courted to play the hero, and Sohn Ye-jin is now considering headlining as the titular princess.

The project is the latest outing from director Heo Jin-ho of Dangerous Liaisons, Happiness, One Fine Spring Day, and Christmas in August. It tells the life story of Princess Deokhye, daughter of King Gojong, who reigned at the turn of the 20th century during the Japanese occupation. Her father attempted to keep her safe by having her secretly engaged, but due to the king’s sudden death, she was forced to relocate to Japan when she was only thirteen, and was then married off to a Japanese nobleman at the age of nineteen.

Her eventful life story — filled with tragedy, mental illness, and isolation at a time of political upheaval — has been retold in many forms, including plays and novels. Apparently the casting decision will depend heavily on whether or not the film will cast one or two actresses to play Deokhye. She lived a long life, so producers are considering the option to cast a twentysomething actress and a veteran to play her in different stages.

It seems that going with Sohn Ye-jin would mean they’d stick to one actress for the length of the film (with the exception of a child actress for the early scenes). That seems like the smarter move to me, and a way for them to secure high-profile stars, but obviously it depends far more on the story they want to tell.

Princess Deokhye plans to enter shoots in early 2015.

Via Star News

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Sounds nice...

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Interesting. Would love to see their pairing in this.

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Woah! Yes please with the pairing. I love Son Ye-jin and the plot sounds quite amazing.

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Sohn Ye jin, you are the pirate of my heart and the chill in my romance . . . (manly swoon).

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I see what you did there.. Nice.

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I am still waiting for a SYJ and Jung Woo Sung reunion... but I guess a project with his BFF will have to do.

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ONLY IF!!! Can you imagine? I loved that pairing. I won't mind if this would star Kwon Sang Woo. I've been waiting for YEARS for KSW & SYJ to unite. (sigh)

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Sound heavy film to me...but is not wrong to check it out right??????=_=

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Princess Deokhye's life story is extremely interesting and would make a very meaty move...so I'm glad they're going for someone with great acting chops

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It's such a meaty story spanning decades. Wonder why they don't make a drama out of it.

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they were a couple in the movie "into the white night", right?
that was such a hot movie, incl. go soo

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Kim So Hyun should play the childhood part. she would be a dead ringer for Son Ye Jin.

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I know right! KSY is very talented as well, so this casting would be perfect . Make it happen casting directors!

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I love these news! My two favorite actors together?! It's like a dream come true!

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I like historical dramas with the name princess in it hahaha

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OMG!!! YES!!! YES!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally, a Son Ye Jin drama I can jump on board with!!! And I would really love the pairing!

Hoping this is true!!! I've been itching for a new historical drama.

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And with a strong and versatile actress like Son Ye Jin, who needs another actress? She can play the young and older version of herself. Leave it at that and call it a day! lol

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she can play the young and older version of the princess**

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