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Lee Shi-young turns badass in female version of The Man from Nowhere

Full-time actress Lee Shi-young (My Beautiful Bride) who also is an amateur boxing champion in her spare time will be a force to be reckoned with in her upcoming action movie Midsummer. Dubbed the female version of The Man From Nowhere, the 2010 gritty blockbuster starring Won Bin, this new flick has generated buzz amongst entertainment industry insiders.

Lee Shi-young has been cast in the role of In-ae, a mysterious young woman with a secretive past. When her sister gets mixed up with some bad characters, In-ae will do whatever it takes to get her back. Playing the younger sister who feels shunned by the world is Park Se-wan, the newbie actress who earned a bit of recognition for landing in the Top 10 potential leads for the drama remake My Sassy Girl.

Rounding out the cast are some experienced actors with solid works under their belt. Lee Jun-hyuk (A Bluebird’s House) will be playing cold and cruel mob boss Han Jung-woo. Choi Jin-ho, who was the personal secretary to So Ji-sub in Oh My Venus, will be the powerful shadowy figure who is at the center of all the criminal plots, and Lee Hyung-chul (Flower of the Queen) has been cast as the key person who seems to hold all the clues. Finally, we have Kim Won-hae (Monster) as a shady black market dealer who introduces In-ae’s sister to this dangerous world.

Production for Midsummer started on June 13, and a premiere date has yet to be announced.


Park Se-wan, Lee Jun-hyuk
Choi Jin-ho, Kim Won-hae, Lee Hyung-chul

Via TV Report

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Yes, she's no longer doing it professionally, I believe. I do think she still does it her spare time, though.

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This seems to be a perfect role for her and a must watch for me. Also, it will be good to see Lee Jun-hyuk back on the screen as I've missed him since Bluebird's House.

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Secretary Min? Shadowy? Andwaaaaaae, he's a massive cutie pie!

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I like her very much, but she needs to build some real muscle if they want the fights to be believable. Martial arts are all about speed, but you need some body strength in order to deliver a good blow.

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Isn't she a boxer with a couple of titles already? :o

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She quit boxing professionally due to her habitual shoulder dislocation, so she could have lost muscle since last year.

In the past she said that she loves action and hopes to be a more action-oriented actress though, so I am sure this is exactly the type of role she has been looking forward to.

She also went through some stunt training for 'Lady Action', so she's probably already a better fit for this role than many actresses. The creators should take advantage of her skill, discipline and experience. Give us a beast!

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she is known to be very athletic, similarly to ha ji won. they probably casted her knowing she would be very capable of this type of role. also if all else fails they can just use a stunt double lol.

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Looking at her pics, even while boxing she never looked super muscular or anything. As long as she looks similar to how she did while boxing, it should be believable enough.

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Check out her appearance on Running Man from a couple of years ago. She's skinny as a rail, as usual but she throws a couple of punches so fast Gary just gapes at her. She's very competitive and out-wrestles two of the male cast members. All muscle under the curves.

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I wonder if she'll undergo the same 'haircut change = badass ready to take anyone on' process as her male counterpart did in the original version.

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The headline alone was enough for me; that's all I need to know!

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Casting on point.

LEE JUN-HYUK, it's been too long.

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I can't wait to see Lee shi young again! We need more female badass character in dramaland!

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Even more than being strong and athletic, I think she's a very expressive actress. And her comedic sense is through the roof. Remember her in Birth Of The Rich? Omg, so funny!

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Oh yes, i like her since that series. Plus Namgoong min if i'm not mistaken

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you are not mistaken. i start noticing and loving her in that drama too. i like that drama, tho it's not the best drama out there.

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This sounds good! I know she can do action!

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I will sooooo watch this! Lee Si Young is a real life badass and a good actress. She does not use her badassery enough. She should be like Ha Ji Won! I hope this is the start of a great action career for her!

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Oooh the movie sounds cool. I like Lee Shi Young, but want to see her in better roles than the last one I saw her in (My Beautiful Bride = still an awesome show though!).

Lee Jun-hyuk!!!!! Man, haven't seen this guy in so long. =(

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My princess T__T Love her so much and this sounds like a great project for her so I hope it's written, directed, and shot well. And of course that it does well. Will definitely watch.

It's already pulling at my heartstrings with the relationship between sisters. My weakness.

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I love love love her too! She's very emotive and relatable. I like her even in weaker dramas. I've literally watched Wild Romance 3 times just for her and I'm Joo Eun. Theirs supportive wacky friendship and porn watching together was hilarious.

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I want Lee Shi Young and Im Jo Eun to be paired as bestie once again.

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Yes! They were so cute. Makes me feel like watching that drama again. I actually enjoyed it, so I wouldn't mind. I think I really fell in love with her watching Birth of the Rich with Ji Hyun Woo, Lee Bo Young, and Namgoong Min. She was so great in that show and did a lot with the character.

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I'll have to check out Birth of the Rich. I just discovered Namgoong Min in Gong Shim... So put them in a show together and I'm there!

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Lee Jun Hyuk as a mob boss? Hmmm...

He is too good looking to be that one ?

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Ooooh, this sounds awesome! I've actually never seen Lee Shi-young in anything before but this is definitely on my radar now.

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