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Ryu Joon-yeol, Kim Ah-joong join Jo In-sung’s movie The King

It hasn’t even been a week and already I MISS YOUR FACE. Thankfully I’m not the only one suffering from a severe lack of Ryu Joon-yeol in my life, because the offers have been pouring in left and right (as they have for all the breakout stars of Answer Me 1988), and yay for us, Ryu has already chosen his next project. He’s signed on to join Jo In-sung (It’s Okay, It’s Love) and Jung Woo-sung (Don’t Forget Me) in the upcoming blockbuster The King, about one man’s unending thirst for power. And we’ve also got a possible leading lady in Kim Ah-joong (Punch), after Im Soo-jung bowed out of the project.

The new film from director Han Jae-rim of The Face Reader stars Jo In-sung as a man who overcomes adversity and becomes a prosecutor, and begins a quest to become a part of society’s 1% that wields all the power. He’ll enlist the help of a gangster friend to manipulate a powerful prosecutor sunbae; Ryu Joon-yeol has been cast as the gangster, and Jung Woo-sung will play the sunbae prosecutor. I think it’s a case where all three are bad men, but we’ll be rooting for the lesser of evils? Or the prettiest? However will we choose?

Kim Ah-joong is considering an offer to play Jo In-sung’s wife, and there isn’t much information about her character beyond that. Ryu Joon-yeol and Jo In-sung will play childhood friends, and in classic movie fashion, one grows up to be a prosecutor and the other a mob boss. He’s going to make such a good gangster. What am I talking about, he makes a good anything. Sigh, is it going to be a year before this movie hits theaters?

Because Ryu Joon-yeol only debuted in 2015 with the indie movie Social Phobia and then made a big splash with Answer Me 1988, there’s not a lot of marathoning to be done of his projects. The upside is that he shot a bunch of films prior to the drama, so we’ll be seeing him in the upcoming releases Robot SORI, No Tomorrow, Grandma Gye-choon, The Boys Who Cried Wolf, and the one I’m really looking forward to: Glory Day (or One Way Trip) with Ji-soo.

That should tide us over until the The King, right?

Via My Daily, DongA

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Ryu Joon-yeol and Jo In Sung?? Sign me up right now.

I'm a bit frightened by how much of a fan of RJY's I am becoming. Something about that charming face and deep voice draws me in. Still can't believe he is almost 30.

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Something about his charming face? For me it's because his jawline, his lips, his forehead, and especially.. his eyes (I love actors with sharp & smaller eyes!). Don't forget... his fingers. (it doesn't count, but interesting enough to mention)

And somehow, we get bored of typical pretty boys standard.

In the end, women are so blinded by charms. And men sees physical appearance.

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Hands and fingers count!

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Amen to that! lol

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agreed :D for me, the most handsome RYL's moment is when he wear the shirt with rolled up sleeves. that's so damn cool.

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upss RJY's

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I love his face

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I love Ryu Joon-yeol to death, but most of his fans scare me how mean they are to the show that just brought him to stardom. I think I'll love him more if I just hide under a rock and watch his movies/dramas.

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I understand fans being upset and feeling like the love line wasn't executed well enough, but I have no patience with anyone delusional enough to insist the writer changed the ending because of Park Bo-gum's rising popularity over the course of the series.

It's a logic fail because the clues to the husband's identity were laid even while the fandom was in the grip of Jung-hwan syndrome, if popularity was really the only thing to consider then Jung-hwan should have been the husband.

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funny thing is.. when I watched AM88, I thought it was JH the husband since the rising popularity of RJY. I'm serious! I kept reading about him before I watched the drama. That's why I thought it's gonna be him. I guess I got it backward huh.. lols..

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Exactly, if anyone went from unknown to major fame thanks to 1988, it's Ryu Joon-yeol. Which is why the 'they changed it because of Park Bo-gum's popularity!' logic is a fail.

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The clues still do not make sense to me. But I still love the drama(the family parts are awesome).

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Smoking - honestly this biggest clue that is known early. JH wouldn't ever smoke. He doesn't like it and he cherishes his brother too much to start.
Doesn't wear heavy enough clothes
Can't speak comfortably to her brother for years
being interviewed
has selective memory

all taek

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I stumbled upon those comments and I think it's best to just ignore them. The fan rage will die down eventually.

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And he's working with the same team/writer for YoF... lol
It's beyond stupid to twist his words into saying he hates the writer and hated the end. Not to mention why would you give your fav's drama a 1 star ratings. It's just silly.

The whole "they changed the end" crap needs to stop. The end was obvious 5 or 6 episodes before ep. 20 if people would have bothered to pay attention the girl's feelings. Just because it didn't go to the cliched route of girl forgives everything and loves uguy for no reason doesn't mean the writer changed the end.

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yes I wish people would stop spreading false rumors that the husband was changed last minute, their are clues for Taek in early episodes

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hey girlfriday, just a quick note, did you mean "society's 1% that wields all the power"?

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I need him in everything all the time. Hopefully this will be filmed quickly and he can get another drama before year's end.

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Great news for RJY!! And yesssss!! I'm dying to see Glory Day with him and Jisoo plus the rest. XD

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Hahaha. Your luv for him is endearing.

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He's gonna be a big movie star imo.

And I think, he will not pick a drama soon.

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I love RJY! He slayed all of women's hearts on Answer ME 88!

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what about park bo gum.what's his next project.I'm in love with him.....still I'm happy for RJY for getting new roles.

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Its Must Be Awesome

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Love your fangirl girlfriday!!!!

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RJY AS A GANGSTER???

OMG. THE FEEEEEEEEEELLS.

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I was shocked too...!!

*Rolling on my bed *Fangirling mode.

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OMG i know right ? RJY Gangster ??

So good to see him play something different this time.

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...yeah, and a gangster with That Voice. *melts*

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I KNOOOWWW. He's going to make such a good gangster I can already feel it :DDD

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Ahn Yoo Na: OPPPPPAAAAAAAAAA!!!

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lol, Sun-woo's mom even adopted Yo-na's motto - if he's handsome, he's oppa!

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Yee!! I can't wait to see what all the stars of 1988 will go on to do!

Also, does this mean a bromance between RJY and JIS??

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I miss the gang, but the sight of the empty Ssangmundong alley at the end was really what destroyed me. Ryu Joon-yeol pretty much summed up all our feels when he instagrammed a pic of those famous stairs.

(and I'm so happy he's on to his next project already, hope it does well! Now I'm hoping for news from Park Bo-gum and Go Kyung-pyo too, even though they probably haven't yet made it back from holidaying wherever tvN sent them!)

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Right?!?! I saw that picture on IG and cried on the inside. That ending was one of the most bittersweet endings in dramaland.

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I also heard that the mom of the actor who is always the dad in Reply passed away and he had to fly back, maybe they are all already back.

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oh no, I'm so sad for Sung Dong-il's loss :(

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They even destroyed the set too. Right in the feels.

And yep, good for him. I hope the whole cast does well.

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Yes, I missed him! Thankfully he chose what sounds like a promising film. Can't wait to see him play a gangster!

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I'll watch anything with Ryu Joon Yeol on it ! Count me in.

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Yes! Yes! Yes!

I wanted his next project to be another tv series but this will totally do. I can't wait.

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I so love you Girlfriday for fangirling over him. Because it's just so hard not to. RJY is love.

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Omg. Yay. His striking while the iron is hot.

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This is such a great new. Thanks GF!!

On twitter, I read a comment about how great would it be if he stars in a drama with Yoo Yeon Seok and I couldn't get it off my mind ever since because that is an awesome pairing. Just imagine Chilbongie and Junghwanie in the same screen together. *flails*

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That would be great, but would also mean that, in true dramaland fashion, there-d be a high probability that either Chilbong would be Chilbonged again or Junghwan would be Junghwaned again, so maybe they have better chances of being a "happy-ending-male-lead" if they stick to different dramas? xP

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Yeah, if it was a romance piece, but what if it's an action detective drama where they're buddy cops who catch the bad guys and features a ton of bromance. Or, a revenge thriller where they're rivals who outwit and outplay each other. Imagine the possibilities.

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My goodness -his eyes, his lips -are deliciously beautiful.

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I was watching yesterday Socialphobia I missed to notice the first time that RJY was in that movie, the guy with the braces. I guess tvN likes to cast people from indie films which is good because they get recognition, keep it up tvN.

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Where did you watch it? Was it with eng subs?

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No sadly, I had to pay really close attention and even like that I couldn't understand everything,but I had to watch it. It is on dramanice.

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This story kinda reminded me of Ouroboros with Ikuta Toma and Oguri Shun. Aww I miss Junyeol oppa

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"...there’s not a lot of marathoning to be done of his projects"

*sadface*

But, luckiky he has a ton of movie coming out this year so I have a lot to look forward to.

*happyface*

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So here for this.

Ryu Joon Yeol as a gangster will be charisma overload, seriously.

Plus you can't go wrong w/ Jo In Sung!

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RJY is one heck of a good actor, this movie is a must watch. I hope 2016 will be his year to shine even more.

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SO MUCH PRETTY♡♡♡♡♡

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Oh My God! Rise, Ryu JoonYeol! I am so excited to see him again. Huhu

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A gangster? Hell yes! Fighting Ryu Jun Yeol!

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I hope he comes back to dramaland soon because I don't know when I'll ever get to see his movies! Still really happy for him and hope he keeps getting great projects! He's officially on my I'll-watch-anything-they're-in list

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Just curious. Who is a bigger star: Jo In-sung or Jung Woo-sung?

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Jung Woo Sung of course.

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Jo In Sung, Jung Woo Sung, and... Ryu Jun Yeol??? I'm dying of happyness...

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He also played a very minor role in "Producers".

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He is a rookie Pd in Producers

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Ryu joon yeol as mob boss?!. I'm in. Just take my money already.

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Ryu Jun Yoel new project! *Excited face. Happy dance. Squealing*

See that it's a film *pout* but glad for him and his future success in his career in film or drama. Fighting!

He's going to be such a bad as gangster. I can totally see it in his face. But can still pull of the bromance with JIS.

After the shocker of him not being the husband I needed to see him get the girl. Oh well....*invent own happy ending*

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yeay! hope the movie will do well. wish tons of lucks to your career oppa.

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Haha! I'm suffering from some Junghwan withdrawal too!! Give me a drama after this, oppa!! :))

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Just read on soompi as well as on twitter, R88 boys for Youth Over Flowers: Africa

The boys were kidnapped by Na PD and staff just earlier today.

I AM SOOO EXCITED!!!

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OMG!!!!!! I can't wait to see that. I might cry I'm so happy as I'm having major withdrawal symptoms.
http://eyesonryu.tumblr.com/post/137810754750/news-ryu-jun-yeol-ahn-jae-hong-go-kyung-pyo

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The pead character kind of reminds me of punch? Even more so if kim ah joong will be his wife lol. Maybe this is what he was talking about when he said the line about being an actor who touches other people even as a villain or something

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THAT and also when he's wearing that black watch. I think we are so used to pretty boys having pretty hands in our screens that we get excited when someone like him comes along.

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waenyeol!! i miss you jungpal-ah. Congratsss!! yayyyy

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I haven't watched Social Phobia yet, but three male casts from that film get all my love. :D

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