Ji Sung, Jo Seung-woo courted for final Face Reader trilogy movie
Jo Seung-woo, Ji Sung
Sageuk film Auspicious Grave is the third in the trilogy that began with blockbuster hit Face Reader, and is currently courting two powerhouse actors to star: Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift—14 Days) and Ji Sung (Defendant). Auspicious Grave tells the story of contenders for the king’s throne, and how their ambitions lead to strife. One young man loses his position and his family from the ensuing conflict, and vows revenge against the king as a result.
The first offer was given to Jo Seung-woo to act the part of a face-reading expert named Park Jae-sang. Director Park Hee-gon, who is helming Auspicious Grave, worked with Jo Seung-woo before in Perfect Game, and immediately thought of him as his number one choice for this film. Jo Seung-woo has yet to confirm, but his agency has stated that he’s looking over the offer carefully.
In addition, Defendant’s Ji Sung may make his big screen comeback through Auspicious Grave. It’s been reported that he has received the script, and is reviewing it positively. He’s been offered the role of Heungseon Daewongun, a powerful prince regent during the latter part of the Joseon era.
Ten-billion-won-budget project Auspicious Grave marks the culmination of the Face Reader trilogy which started with Song Kang-ho and Jo Jung-seok’s sometimes hilarious and sometimes dangerous fortune-telling escapades. The second movie has finished filming but has yet to be released; it’s a historical romance called Compatibility (aka Marital Harmony) starring Shim Eun-kyung and Lee Seung-gi.
Filming will begin for Auspicious Grave in the latter half of this year, after casting for both the lead and supporting roles is complete, and the movie will probably be released sometime in 2018.
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