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Byun Yo-han up for fantasy melodrama opposite Kim Yoon-seok

This movie sounds cool, and if Byun Yo-han (Six Flying Dragons) signs on, I’m there. The in-demand actor is currently in talks to star in Will You Be There, the Korean film remake of the eponymous French novel by Guillaume Musso, about a 60-year-old man who travels back in time and confronts his 30-year-old self about how to keep his beloved from dying. Kim Yoon-seok (Black Priests) has already signed on to headline, and Byun is considering the offer to play the younger version of the hero.

The novel is about a 60-year-old surgeon diagnosed with terminal cancer, who operates on a child while doing volunteer work abroad. As a sign of gratitude, he’s given a mysterious bottle of pills with the promise that his greatest wish will be granted. His deepest desire is to see the love of his life before dying, and though his beloved died 30 years ago, the pills allow him to travel back in time to see her.

He’s transported to the past and tracks down his younger self, a passionate young doctor who has no idea that the love of his life is about to die. They’ll attempt to save her, which I guess means that they’re not afraid of the space-time continuum imploding on them. It’s a fantasy melodrama about love and loss, and director Hong Ji-young (Marriage Blue, Naked Kitchen) is at the helm.

What a fun acting challenge to play the same character opposite each other, and a huge boon for a rising star like Byun Yo-han. He’s really had a hell of a year, from Misaeng to Social Phobia to Ex-Girlfriend Club, to the current Six Flying Dragons, and it looks like he won’t be slowing down anytime soon.

Will You Be There begins shooting in March.

Via Osen

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Does anyone know if he will be taking time off to serve in the military? Or has he already served? Just curious.

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He's an '86er who doesn't have any acting credits prior to 2011, and that plus the rate at which he's picking up work now indicates that he's done with his military service.

(I'm guessing Yoon Kyun-sang aka Moo-hyul is, too - he's an '87er with a similar late start to his acting career. Or at least I hope he's served, anyway)

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He is free. Fortunately. Look here http://noonasoverforks.com/friday-feature-out-of-the-army/

:( sad for the ones wo 'll be quitting to serve soon.

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@Nikè

Thanks for the link.

Whew! Now I can relax and enjoy his dramas and movies without worrying about when I will no longer see him on screen! Good move!

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My pleasure.

^_^ i share your point of view. I just sigh when i think of Choi siwon, Choi Jin-Hyuk (even if he is injured. i hope he'll be totally fine) and Yoo Ah In. Seems like this year we'll be seeing a lot of them go.
Well, we'll be waiting, :)

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Byun Yo-han i forgot to add.
The second one, i fear we'll have to wait for him too. He's from 87 but maybe he already did it. Haven't found something on it yet.

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'87ers due to enlist this year (or next year) : Ji Chang Wook, Lee Min Ho, Lee Seung Gi, Jang Geun Suk, Seo In Guk, Joo Won
'86ers due to enlist this year : Yoo Ah In, Kim Junsu (JYJ)

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forgot the awesome Jung Il Woo.

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WHAT
seo In Guk???? Noooo...
but...he hasnt even done the army and he already has shoulders as broad as the Golden gate bridge?

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:)

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He already went. Apparently, his father was against him becoming an actor and so tried to get him to go study abroad and enlist in the army. Which works out for all of us because now, he has his career in front of him and nothing in the way!
http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/83925/20150512/five-fun-facts-about-byun-yo-han.htm

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Oh geez...Failed to read the posts above. lol I need to get more rest...

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"He said actor Lee Sung Min really helped him cope with his shyness."
Another reason why Lee Sung Min is well loved as an actor and as a person. I hope they'll get to work together again.

Byun sounds like the humble actor that would benefit a lot from working with well established and respected senior actors.

I would love to see him on stage in a musical. He can sing and act. My kind of guy!

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Lee Sung Min- I still don't understand why the writer hated him in Golden time (Writer wanted him to look innocent, but he failed it- from what I read). I liked him there.

BYH- I remember to read His father approved him being actor when Byun was doing Misaeng. Aja Aja!

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That newbie writer diva wannabe? I can't stand her for bashing perfectly great actors who has been around more than she could ever be in this business. Lee Sung Min got the director's pick for best actor for that very role so I don't get it either.
I guess her head got a little too big when the rating went up. I'm glad New Leaf gave her a dose of humility. I regret watching some of it for Kim Myung Min.

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he already had

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haha, seriously every time I hear of him taking a new project, I feel like a proud mom. Our Seok-yul is doing so well! (he'll always be our Seok-yul to me, this dark horse <3)

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Our wall-dog ^__^

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The plot sounds promising. Lookin' forward to it

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I never thought I would be his fan. When I first started to watch Misaeng, I really thought his character was arrogant with no depth. But when he slowly changed, I fell in love with him. I will forever be your fan, Byun Yo Han. You're such a talented actor. I hope I can see you star on your own drama in one of the big 3 stations very soon.

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Kim Yoon-seok is one of the top stars of Chungmuro. He is in the talents and star power club together with Song Kang Ho, Choi Min Shik, Hwang Jung Min etc.

It doesn't sound like a major role playing the younger version but I love the fact that he is in a movie with a major star like he did with Sol Kyung-Gu in Cold Eyes. It's always a good thing for younger actors.

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Oh wait, it is if he keeps going back to the past.

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So happy for him!

And loved this: They’ll attempt to save her, which I guess means that they’re not afraid of the space-time continuum imploding on them.

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I'm so proud of him! Can never get enough of him either.

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I grin automatically seeing the picture of Byun Yo Han in homepage lol. At this rate i will surely watch whatever he works on.
It's fascinating how he keeps working on interesting project and people seems to love him too!
Wonder if there will be any engsub for this though. It's enough torture to wait for Socialphobia english sub ._.

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I totally cannot find this guy's face in Bang-ji.

I guess you are a good actor if you can change your persona, demeanor and looks (although both looks are good...hah)

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He looks so different in the photo above!

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I know right? I am like... um...what? This is really Bang-Ji?

He is all so serious and stuff in SFD.

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I'm having trouble processing the idea that Lee Bang-ji is also Han Seok-yul. And it goes way, way beyond a costume change!

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I haven't seen him in that yet. I do like Bang Ji all scruffy, broody and mysterious...but he's quite pretty in peach!

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I think it is the expression on the face. Bang Ji is always either serious and thoughtful, or fierce.

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or sad...you know...like deep well of sadness and regret in those eyes...

those lips are smiling! and shiny! like from a different dimension...

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True to that! I can't even see Seok-hyul in that pic!

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That's good news :) I'm so looking forward to it!! Byun Yo Han is very talented and deserves to have a successful career.

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any body know when the subs of Cheese in the Trap will be released...cant wait

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Although I had to give up on Ex-Girlfriend Club, his performance in Misaeng is enough to make me excited about this. (Need to watch his other stuff!)

Wonderful to see him doing well.

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All it took was Misaeng but I'm still kind of hesitate to jump into the Byun bandwagon. This movie might do it. If he knocks my socks off in this with Kim Yoon-seok then I'll love him forever. Kind of like what Song Joong Ki did with Han Suk-kyu.

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I am on the bandwagon! Hope he takes this and glad to see his star rising.

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I am so happy that he is getting the recognition he deserves. I can't wait for this movie, the plot sounds really interesting I just hope this doesn't mean that it will take him a long time to come back to dramaland after six flying dragons

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Love him *.*
He's my 2015 actor<3 I have an fave each year.... (Park Seo Joon, ruled in 2013/20144 for me<3)

Anyway I watched all his projects I think exept Six Flying Dragons (don't have time for now....). I can't wait for this new thing! I'm also anticipating Naked Kitchen's director!

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You'll love him even more in Six Flying Dragons!!! He really nailed it there <3

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hm, I read this book quite a few years ago.
I hadn't read anything from this author but picked it up because the premise sounded interesting and fresh.
Don't remember that much about it but I know I didn't quite enjoy the writing style and plot progression... Scriptwriters can do wonders though and I always thought the main idea of the book was interesting so it might be that it turns out good!

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It's really good to know he went the army already. No need to worry missing him for two years! Hahaha

He'll probably sign on on this one since a senior actor will surely help him in many ways. ☺️

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This guy.. he's so shy in the interview but his acting is <3 can not wait!

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This casting is so perfect. I love both actors playing the main character. After Six Flying Dragons, Byun Yo Han will be playing Hedwig, which I can't wait to see him as, and then the movie.. It's going to be a busy year for him, which I love. Gawd, I seriously can't wait, both the musical and the movie, even though I still get to see him every week in Six Dragons before them. I just can't get enough of him!

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Wait a minute, he is Jo Seung-woo's replacement in Hedwig?

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Jo Seung-woo and Byun Yo-han are two of the five actors who are playing Hedwig this year.

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That's pretty awesome! Thank you.

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I am having brain problems. He also plays in a musical? The same guy?

multitalent. kdrama genius come to life?
this is so weird. So. Weird. I, just... The same guy.

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I was commenting yesterday that I'd love to see him in a musical and my wish came true the next day lol. Yay for stage actors!

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HOW do you get see musicals in SK, @Kiara!?

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Some online and dvds.

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a Guillaume Musso novel + and starring BYH !! = woah ~ no way I'd miss this one ? ?

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Count me in as another new fan of Byun Yo-han.

Currently watching him in Six Flying Dragons and he's absolutely fabulous.

I hope more great things come his way.

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WOOOOWEEE this is exciting....love this guy. Definitely a watch for me.

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