Park Bo-young film Your Wedding back on track with new male lead
Better late than never! Your Wedding, a first-love melo film, was first announced back in 2015, but is only now picking back up production and preparing for filming. Park Bo-young (Strong Woman Do Bong-soon) was an early contender for the female lead, and she’s stayed with the film through its period of development limbo. On the other hand, sadly, Kang Haneul (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo), who was announced alongside Park Bo-young in the initial reports, has since had to drop the project due to scheduling conflicts with OCN’s Bad Guys 2. An offer is out to Kim Young-kwang (Lookout) to replace Kang Haneul in Your Wedding.
This film is the latest project to feature Korea’s favorite trope ever: the first love. The plot begins with the male lead receiving an invitation to his first love’s wedding. The film will jump back and forth between the past and present, and we’ll likely get the story of why these two didn’t end up together in the long run. Judging by the plot description, it looks like Your Wedding will follow the Introduction to Architecture route, rather than any actual time-traveling by the male lead, a la Operation Proposal. Not that one is any less painful than the other, for vastly different reasons.
If Park Bo-young and Kim Young-kwang do end up co-starring in Your Wedding, it’ll be a reunion for the two actors, who worked together in Hot-Blooded Youth back in 2014. I remember enjoying that film, and while their scenes together mostly consisted of Park Bo-young cursing up a storm at Kim Young-kwang, I could see them having some really cute chemistry. Which might not be such a great thing actually, given Your Wedding’s plot. My opinion of Kim Young-kwang has gotten much higher with his recent turn in Lookout as well, so I’m not as bitter about Kang Haneul’s departure (…as I would’ve been, anyway).
Filming for Your Wedding is due to begin later this year, so we can probably expect a release date of sometime in mid-2018.
- Park Bo-young offered webtoon adaptation Will You Have Dinner With Me
- Lookout: Episodes 1-2
- Strong Woman Do Bong-soon: Episode 1
- Lee Shi-young, Kim Young-kwang offered roles in MBC action-thriller Lookout
- Park Bo-young courted for new drama from Ms. Temper PD
- Kang Haneul, Park Bo-young in contention for first-love melo Your Wedding
- Posters and trailer for Hot Blooded Youth