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Going back to school, finding new faces for Cheese in the Trap movie

Okay, so maybe Park Hae-jin (Man to Man) and Park Ki-woong (Monster) are a smidge past high school uniform age, but I can’t deny that I’m looking forward to seeing them reinterpret the frenemy-bromance of Jung and In-ho in the movie remake of slice-of-life campus romance Cheese in the Trap, which began filming two weeks ago. What can I say? I still feel a little burned by the drama, but I can’t stay away; I need to see how this version works out!

Park Hae-jin reprises his role from the tvN drama as Yoo Jung, the smart, rich, seemingly perfect popular guy who shows glints of a mysterious, darker inner side. Those flashes of darkness go largely unnoticed by most people, but not the perceptive heroine, Hong Seol, played here by Oh Yeon-seo (Come Back, Ajusshi). Park Ki-woong’s character, Baek In-ho, had been poised for a brilliant piano career until a misunderstanding ruined his dream and drove a wedge in his friendship with Jung; in the present day, In-ho is all simmering resentment toward his former friend.

These stills must be from their happier days when they were still best friends, given the easygoing vibe and the friendly smiles. I find it hilarious how much older the guys look compared to the younger-looking extras surrounding them, but I wouldn’t prefer other actors playing their younger parts (there’s so much emotion derived from watching them play their own backtories out), so I’m closing an eye to that.

And it’s not something the film’s director, Kim Je-young (director of So I Married My Anti-Fan, writer of Wonderful Radio and Wonderful Nightmare), hasn’t considered. In a recent interview, Kim said, “I saw that there were even online comments asking if the movie would be at a night college or if it would be ‘Professor in the Trap.’ I know that there are some concerns about the casting in that regard. However, to be honest, I don’t worry about those reactions. What’s most important is how well these actors can express these characters. Cheese in the Trap is a project where the depiction of the characters’ psychologies is extremely important, so I think the most important thing is to have actors who know how to act in these roles.”

Of his main cast, director Kim said, “To be honest, Park Hae-jin’s image as Yoo Jung is so strong that it was a bit discomfiting. Even though Hae-jin-sshi is extremely warm and well-mannered. But I didn’t want to crack this ‘peculiar discomfort.’ I thought that aura would ultimately suit Yoo Jung, and I started to think of how I would use it in the film. Oh Yeon-seo is just as her reputation says, really refreshing and easygoing. I could talk with her comfortably from the first time I met her. She has a wonderful energy. Yoo In-young is as tough as her Baek In-ha character. Because Baek In-ha is the most manhwa-like character, she’s actually the hardest to express, but I believe Yoo In-young will be able to find it. When I first met Park Ki-woong, I could feel an ease about him. I found we communicated very well. He’s also very knowledgeable, and watches a lot of movies for reference. I got a strong feeling that he is an actor who works hard.”

There’s also the concern of remaking the same concept for a different format, and using the same actor for both. Director Kim stated that he gave a lot of thought to that, and particularly how to find a fresh angle when Park Hae-jin had already played the character and gotten a lot of praise for his first depiction. He said, “I found that it wasn’t just me who deliberated over that, but Hae-jin-sshi did too, and we spoke a lot about it. We definitely want there to be a difference in the acting of Yoo Jung from the drama version, but we can’t turn the Yoo Jung we know into a completely different character. If the drama showed six or seven different aspects of Yoo Jung, rather than drawing the character anew, we’re aiming to show two or three more new sides to him, to show eight or nine total. To achieve that, Hae-jin-sshi has been deliberating over every line and small detail, checking over everything extremely closely. I think Hae-jin’s shoulders will be feeling heavy.”

Aside from the high school stills released today, we also have a few candid pictures that were uploaded online by fans that feature Oh Yeon-seo on campus and wearing Seol’s trademark curly reddish hairstyle. They’re grainy and blurry, but they’re better than nothing!

The supporting cast includes Yoo In-young (Goodbye Mr. Black) as In-ho’s reckless and flighty older sister, Baek In-ha; 2NE1’s Sandara Park as Seol’s best friend Bora; Healer’s Oh Jong-hyuk (he played Park Min-young’s reporter father who died young) as stalker creep Oh Young-gon; and Moon Ji-yoon as another carryover from the tvN drama, once again playing the bullying Sang-chul sunbae.

Cheese in the Trap began filming last month, and expects to shoot for three months total. No word yet on a release schedule, but it looks likely to be late this year or early next.

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Park Kiwoong ???
He looks so young with his forehead covered. The past few roles I've seen him in have been with shirt bangs or completely pushed back hair. It's a nice change to see him with his hair down

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As a BIG fan of the drama series *hides for shelter* I am really looking forward to this!
One question: Why is Seol's hair not orange???

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Yup. We want dog fur, in all it's glory.

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I think her hair is "orange-ish", there are shade of orange. And one of the thing i'm thankful to is that they get rid of that awful hair.
I still blame that crazy director for that, as long as everything else

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I'm a big fan of CITT drama. Don't care what anyone have said. For me it still a decent drama with really good and weird character

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Me too. It's one of those drama that i still rewatch when i have spare time.

Which made me feel awkward that all actors change except PHJ. It just feel weird for me.

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Even I love to rewatch it and I don't care what others think because I simply love it.

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Yay!
I agree. I love the drama and miss the orange hair. It is Hog Seol trademark. Without it, she feels a bit bland.

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My last memory of PKW is his orange hair. Hope that this is the CIIT that could have been...

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I thought the drama would be the drama-of-my-life *since I was in my first year of college when it started airing* but then we all know what happened.

I'm hoping the movie becomes the movie-of-my-life, but I don't want to expect too much.. huhuhu :(

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i think it could, as long as no more slip ups happen (like the last time)

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Agent Kim thought he had finally put his past behind him, but one morning, he woke up and realized he had been transported back to high school again....

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Snicker...

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The only question now is, is it more difficult to be a high schooler or a bodyguard for a diva?

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Omg, now I want to see THAT show! Ahahaha

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It is somehow funny...they changed the other actors but the Yoo Jung stays as the Yoo Jung.
It's like the Yoo Jung from the drama moved to another world to create another college life with new Seol, Inho, etc.

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I think it's better when you view this as an totally different film, with no connection to that god awful drama.
It's like the reverse Bat man with 2 different actor play the same role in less than 4 years. If that make any sense

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Yeah, but I can't imagine anyone else taking this character, I don't think anyone could portray Yoo Jung as well as Park Hae-jin did! Maybe one of the reason he accepted this role is because he felt his character's story was left unfinished and he wanted to properly tell it this time!

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There can be only one Yoo Jung, and that's PHJ. Even if they remake this 10 years from now, middle-aged PHJ would still play the role of the high schooler.

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And I will still watch it!

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yep! when the drama PHJ actually said he felt unsatisfied because he felt that he couldn't potray Yoo Jung well to the audience and was hoping for a sequel (now a movie) to redeem himself
You Jung is such a sad character honestly! I'm looking forward to a more complete portrayal of Yoo Jung in the movie :) i know Park Hae Jin can do it!

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Yoo Jung often came across as a sociopath in the drama, so this entire thing is giving me the weird feeling that that's EXACTLY what Yoo Jung did - his original Seol and script didn't work out, so he just moved to another city and created the circumstances where he could have a re-do....

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Except that is not his original Hong Seol, or script. So he move on and find his "real Seol".
Why everybody called that drama "original"? Its just another adaptation and a fail one.
Sorry if i come off as agressive but please have some regard to the real original.

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Well the idea for this movie to be made if because of the CITT mess and Park Hae Jin's dissatisfaction, so this is enough reason why he is the only one casted. If they casted all actors on the drama to be in this movie, it will be hard to distinguish from one and another. They are probably wont be very comfortable to act with each other again, for the similar project.

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They kept the same Sangcheol too, I think ;)

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Looking forward to PHJ and OHS's chemistry! I loved the first half of the drama and the rest, ya know what happened, it suddenly felt like a different story. I'm going to watch this one (for the love of PHJ) and hope that they'd be able to give justice to the webtoon this time.

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This movie can't come sooner. Hopefully this eases that pain that the 'drama' left behind. Hwaiting CITT!

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I'm really looking forward to this! I love the webtoon and love the drama, it's one of my favorites but that ending still hurts and I would take anything if it means easing that pain!

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Ah~Cheese in the trap. The drama that gives me so many PHJ-KGE gifs. The drama that makes me shy away from kdrama for months. Bitter memories. To makes thing worse, tvn asia recently just ended Cheese rerun and seeing its advertisement....urghhhh...

I thought Park hae Jin said he was regretted playing the younger version of Yoo Jung before? I consciously pretending that I didn't remember this movie is in works but I can't deny that there is part of me still wondering about it tbh.

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I'm with you on the bitter memories ~ so good to begin, it made me paranoid of dramas that begin well...

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Park Ki Woong I have missed him like crazy

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When i see Park Hae Jin, Oh Yeon Seo, Yoo In Young and Park Ki Woong its just the same feeling as when i read the webtoon.

I love them so much.

I hope they will keep the sweet "spring" scene.

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Ohohoh yeon-seo looks so cute here. She's a fresh lil uni student yeeha

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PLEASE~~~ Cure my chronic "piano" illness with this MOVIE! Ameen...

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Will they cast a new piano?

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Ah, Cheese In The Trap, the love of my drama-life, the bane of my existence, my eternal frenemy; I continue to love you and hate you for what you did to us. We could've been...been...*sigh*.

Still I have no regrets. When we we're good, we we're GREAT, and when we we're not good, we we're TERRIBLE, CATASTROPHIC, just AWFUL!!
I continue to reminisce, go back to the good times(plenty of rewatches and heart-clutching).
PS: I still haven't written my (dramatic) farewell letter and will mos DEF do so. *sighs wistfully*

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This drama caused my blood pressure spikes at the time and I'm not even joking, it really happened, I had to go to the hospital and they said it was because of my stress and the only thing stressing me was this!

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Lmao!!!

For me, I went around the house muttering to myself, "so this is what a breakup feels like?".

My sister and others were asking me what was wrong and I couldn't tell them it was because of a drama.

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Yes, the ending made me so angry. Remembering it still causes anger =p

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Hehe, this makes me compare the drama to my first real relationships, the awkward yet heart fluttering moments that stay with you for life, but the ending that you try to forget, but that breaks your heart and makes you cynical of love/dramas

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Now imagine what i went through , with this being my real first intro intro to k-dramas and fandom , the first time i really got interested or even cared to know what are k-dramas .

i watched it this year i think February march , and am still in pain , i felt sooo cheated ... I literally CANNOT trust any k-drama anymore , i know they will back stab me so the first sign of nonsense i drop the drama , but then again i haven't watched much 10-20 ...

"Ah, Cheese In The Trap, the love of my drama-life, the bane of my existence, my eternal frenemy; I continue to love you and hate you for what you did to us. We could've been...been...*sigh*."

^^ THIS sums up how i feel .... i still have night mares and am still to find a PHJ drama that didn't piss me off , i refuse to watch YFAS because SLS... but this will still be the best k-drama to me well the first part( and then some) anyway

i would have preferred a season two , but beggars have no choice , so please tv gods have mercy on my poor heart and sanity and make this movie a-AMAZING ... I i promise to never insult another show again ...

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looking forward to this, more so because it's Park Ki Woong with Park Hae Jin!

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First Park Sung Woong in Man to Man, now with Park Ki Woong. Who is the next Park?

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Park Bo Gum please.. ? though I'd prefer to see Bogummy with another Park... Park Bo Young

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She definitely has those cat eyes like the webtoon.

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Does anybody know who is going to play the role of nam joo hyuk( who became bora's boyfriend in the drama) .
And I don't know if this is funny or not, but I found it funny that jung ho and young shil's young fathers playing the role of stalker ??????
As far as I remember, the actor who played the young father of jung ho in Healer played a sort of stalker in age off youth.
Although it feels weird watching PHJ reprising the same role in a movie, I'm looking forward to this movie ?

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It's Kim Hyun Jin who is going to play eun taek.

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Park Ki woong, OMG, long time no see <3
He's reeeeeeeally good in bromance, and somewhat heartbreaking too (lookin' at choo, Gaksital, Secretly Greatly).
Park Hae jin is everywhere these days, not that I'm complaining.

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I love him in both secretly greatly and gaksital. He was soo good in gaksital

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This!!
Maybe now I can have proper closure with yoo Jung sunbae?

Pd-nim, pls dont disappoint us CITT fans again..my heart couldnt handle another heart break..

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*Please don't be bad**Please don't be bad**Please don't be bad* That's literally what I say every time there is an article on the movie. I'm still not over the pain the drama caused me and I feel only the movie will soothe me (or just rub the salt on the wound and end me).

I'm excited to finally see the first pictures and I'm getting good/positive impressions from them so far. The entire cast have quite big shoes to fill, because no matter what I think about the drama, the cast was close to perfection! Park Hae Jin definitely must have a lot of pressure since he is reprising his role as Yoo Jung but it is good to see that he is doing his best along with the director to give him an improved image on the big screen.

I'm also looking forward to see Oh Yeon Seo as Hong Seol, the pictures don't give out much, but I'm crossing my fingers she'll have a killer chemistry with Park Hae Jin!

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Park Hae Jin is so skinny that I swear I can break him in half when I sit on him.

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Please don't break my oppa in half, I'm begging you.

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Also: Please don't sit on oppa! ??

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Why would you sit on him?

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Lol! ??

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Is it like Musical Chairs game, where you sit on something to claim it?

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Lol! If that were to happen I wouldn't dare to even try to sit on your Song Jae Rim chair ?

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I want to cry just thinking of oppa being sat on.

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Don't worry! You and me, we'll never let that happen, we'll protect Oppa!

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LOL!

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lmao
I'm contemplating how should I answer your question tbh. Should I gives an unfiltered answer that makes JB/GF scrambling to put a warning sticker on this thread or what...???

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NOo! Don't go there, don't you even dare! I won't allow it! I refuse to even let you imagine it! Just NO!

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@hanie "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?" *snickers*

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I love that you said 'when I sit on him' and not 'if I sit on him'. PHJ must have that sense of foreboding, hair standing on end...

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because Sang-cheol sunbae was already too perfect of a casting as well xD

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Park Ki-woong looks so good here! I'm surprised! He looks younger and fresher than ever.

Looking at these pictures I can really feel the vibes from the webtoon. They really look like their characters.

I'm really looking forward to seeing the end result. PLEASE BE GOOD!

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Please, please, please BE GOOD!
????????????????????????

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All things aside I can't believe how much Oh YeonSeo looks like Seol. Like the blurriness of the photos make her look cartoonish and more like her webtoon counterpart. Can't wait for this tbh

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how do these actors manage to maintain professional relationship???

If PHJ flirts with me, i'd drool even if I were married..
or gong yoo.. hell yeah! i'd kiss back for real

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I don't want to be hopeful about this, I'm still too scarred from the drama...

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I don't get why this two male leads in their thirties will act like students? It's kind of funny and unexpected for me. ?

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Park Hae Jin is love ????? maybe i should change my username to Forever Park Hae Jin fan or FPHJF ? lafff!!

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I hope the movie can do justice for Yoo Jung's character.

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Oh, it HAS to! I think that's the sole reason why this movie adaptation/remake even exists–to bring justice to the Yoo Jung character and the overall story.

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I just don't see how they can condense the storyline into a satisfying movie. It will surely feel shallow. Perhaps a couple movies could tell the story effectively.

I really enjoyed the Chinese drama Love O2O, so much so that I also watched the movie version and read a translation of the book. While the TV show padded itself to go up to 30 episodes, 100% of the book content was included which was nice. The movie, unfortunately, did not work for me. It wasn't a case of me not seeing favorite parts that didn't make the cut: it just didn't have enough to tell the story. The leads fell into their relationship with almost no build up. I didn't buy the chemistry. The story was truncated and while that was ok by itself what they came up with as a finish was just not very impactful. I expect this movie is going to feel similar.

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Yea time limit will be a strain and they'll have to cut out quite a bit. I am curious how they will sort out the timeline, especially since they mentioned there will be a jump as we will see the gang as working adults too.

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I need closure, CITT started so well and then it got a lobotomy and forgot who it was supposed to be about. And can I just say, Yoo In-young as Baek In-ha sounds like utter perfection. I look forward to this. Please be good.

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This will be an interesting watch, to say the least. I really enjoyed the first half of CITT when I first watched it but wasn't AS head-over-heels in love as some other people, so I think the burn wasn't as bad on my end. Nevertheless, I am apprehensive about this. Like other people have said, I have my reservations about this story in a movie format.

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Idk why but I'm suddenly REALLY excited for this! I mean, I was already looking forward to it, but I think seeing Park Hae-jin as Yoo Jung sunbae really got me SO PUMPED. Also, reading about how Park Hae-jin is gonna show off a couple new sides to Jung that we didn't get to see in the drama, is all very intriguing. I can't wait to see Yoo In-young as Baek In-ha! On another note, Park Ki-woong kinda looks like No Min-woo in the first pic... can't wait to see this!

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Me, too...I wasn't going to watch it, but the stills look so nice, and PHJ in that getup make me feel all kinds of excited again.

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Yes!! thank you!! I thought it was No Min-woo but then remembered he's not in this movie!

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Gotta give it to the webtoon fans who insisted on having Oh Yeon Seo as Seol, her resemblance to the character is uncanny to say the least. I've read a bit of the webtoon and I must say I do totally see it too. She is so on point in these pics it's crazy. Without having seen her acting before, I can only hope she delivers the nuanced performance this character needs. Kim Go Eun did a wonderful job, but I don't believe it's impossible for anyone else to pull it off. When I started reading the webtoon, I did get kind of a different vibe from Seol compared to the drama portrayal, so I'm curious if she'll be able to translate that on screen.

Park Ki Woong looks like he hasn't aged much of anything compared to when I first saw him in the horror movie Someone Behind You many years ago. His still kind of gives me the creeps because of that XD

I usually don't have much problem separating between different adaptations of the same work, so I am really looking forward to this new version. The drama could have been so much more, but fell inexplicably short of all expectations and all it had built in its first half. My only concern is how they will be able to fit everything in the running time of a movie. As a psychological slice-of-life, getting the tone and the character development right is vital for it to work. Even if it ultimately falls short, I already know I cannot NOT watch it, so bring it on!

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At least we know the quality will definitely be higher than the drama one! Just the eye candy alone huehue

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I'm actually anticipating this version sooo much!!!Park Hae Jin and Park Ki Woong look adorable together and in one pic(blury) Park Hae Jin really looks like Nam Joo Hyuk jajaj

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Great, now I want to go back to school just because PHJ is there.

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Frankly Oh Yeon SEO is too old to play Sol. Since Yoo Jung is sunbae so it's kinda ok for him too look old but not Sol. I am just not able to wrap my head around the casting. Don't know if I will be able to watch the film coz the actors in the drama were just perfect in their roles

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I honestly felt like Hong Seol just straight out walked from the comic book. The cast is all looking so good! I'm so so excited now, really looking forward to this!

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ahh, I'm getting serious hong seol vibes from Oh Yeon Seo.

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I quite like the cast and really hope they do a good job with this interpretation. PHJ is perfect as Jung and I'm excited for this movie.

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I like dramas more than movies but I can't deny I'm really hyped for this one.

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Well I will definitely watch it. While I enjoyed Kim Go Eun, I think/hope that Oh Yeon Seo can bring that extra bit of flustered hilarity to Sol's character that is present in the webtoon, but was lacking in the drama. I also felt that Baek In Ho's trademark physical "large thug" appearance from the webtoon was replaced with a pretty boy essence by Seo Kang Joon...but Park Ki Woong doesn't come across as intimidating or thuggish either. I'm excited nonetheless!

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I just hate it when they start to change the actors/actress. It would just simply carry a different impression of the movie. Why cant they use the same cast as the drama as those people already knew how to act the role? I want the old Hong Seol (who acted as thaf Goblin's bride). Seriously, even changing In Ho is just outrageous! I really don't understand how the people in the film industry works.

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