Upcoming cross-genre movie Life-Risking Romance mixes romantic-comedy with mystery-thriller, so the familiar love triangle will be accompanied by a hefty dose of whodunit. Ha Ji-won (Chronicle of a Blood Merchant) stars as a bumbling mystery novelist named Han Jae-in, who spent the last five years thinking about writing her next novel with no actual writing done on her part. After a murder takes place in her upstairs neighbor’s apartment, she begins to suspect all of her neighbors as the culprit and decides to find the serial killer herself, and base her next novel on the unsolved serial murder case in Itaewon. She figures that she’ll shoot to bestselling stardom if she solves the crime that she writes about.
With no professional background in criminal investigations or nabbing bad guys, her methods of finding the culprit are ridiculous and reckless. She runs into her childhood friend, an Itaewon police officer named Seol Rok-hwan (an attempt to make his name sound like “Sherlock Holmes”), played by Chun Jung-myung (Master–God of Noodle), and together they attempt to catch the killer. However, a love triangle kicks into gear when they come across Jason, an attractive and mysterious man with sharp probing skills, played by popular Taiwanese actor Chen Bolin (Bad Guys Always Die).
The teaser introduces us to Jae-in as she bumbles her way through solving a murder case, “using senses she doesn’t even have to begin with” and “proceeding without caution,” as the copy reads. Another line warns, “Don’t ever let someone know he/she is the suspect!” But Jae-in does exactly the opposite, enthusiastically calling out the name of an unsmiling suspect played by Oh Jung-se (The Accidental Detective) before realizing her mistake.
Supporting cast members include Yoon So-hee (Memory), Kim Won-hae (Asura, Drinking Solo), and Jung Hae-kyun (The Divine Move, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds), in this romance-caper mashup. Will Jae-in find love and the culprit and write the next great mystery novel? Or will she go home empty-handed?
Life-Risking Romance premieres December 14 in theaters.
Via Xports News
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