Namgoong Min joins action comedy Temporary Special Agent
Aw yay, I’m happy to hear that Namgoong Min (Beautiful Gong Shim) is taking on a comedy next, even if it doesn’t sound like his character will be outright comedic: He’s confirmed signing onto the movie Temporary Special Agent, an action comedy about a desk jockey at the National Security Agency and a white-collar-crimes detective teaming up to recover the NSA’s budget when it gets lost to a voice-phishing scam. HA. It’s an absurd-sounding plot, but I’m up for it.
The casting of those two main characters was announced recently as going to Kang Ye-won (Baek-hee Has Returned) as the NSA employee and Han Chae-ah (Master of Trade — Inn 2015) as the detective… which leaves Namgoong Min to play the role of the voice phisher. Hee. I’m used to seeing him play the villain, but usually there’s more blood and guts involved; this should be new.
Namgoong Min’s role is of a mid-level boss of a voice-phishing operation, with good looks and polite manners who’s also shrouded in mystery, ruling his organization with a cold heart and tight fist. Considering he’s a pro at being a soft-spoken evil villain (Girl Who Sees Smells) as well as the wild, violent evil villain (Remember—Son’s War), I’d say he’s got his bases covered. It’s too bad he couldn’t be a more overtly funny character since I loved how weird and eccentric he was in Beautiful Gong Shim and want to see more of that quirkiness, but with the offbeat plot and the excellent leading ladies, I’m sure there’ll be time for Namgoong Min to have a little fun with his character too.
Temporary Special Agent will begin filming in August, and plans to premiere early next year.
Kang Ye-won, Han Chae-ah
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