Jang Dong-gun, Park Hee-soon, Lee Jong-seok
A-list heavyweights Jang Dong-gun (A Gentleman’s Dignity) and Park Hee-soon (Missing Noir M), and Hallyu star Lee Jong-seok (W–Two Worlds) are in talks to share the screen in director Park Hoon-jung’s much buzzed-about film VIP alongside the “God of Acting,” aka Kim Myung-min (Six Flying Dragons), who was previously considering the project and has since confirmed.
Go Kyung-pyo, Song Sae-byuk
The main cast is complete for the new revenge thriller Seven Years’ Night, featuring a murderous clash between two fathers, played by Jang Dong-gun (Crying Man) and Ryu Seung-ryong (Guest). The movie is the highly anticipated adaptation of the bestselling novel by Jung Yoo-jung, and the latest project from director Chu Chang-min of Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King.
Jang Dong-gun (Crying Man) is in final negotiations to star in the new revenge film Seven Years’ Night, the newest outing from director Chu Chang-min of Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King (or Masquerade). Ryu Seung-ryong (Guest) has already signed on to reunite with the Gwanghae director, which makes this a pretty snazzy two-top cast to look forward to.
From gentleman to killer — Jang Dong-gun (A Gentleman’s Dignity) stars in the upcoming movie Crying Man as a professional assassin who makes a fatal mistake. When the mob/crime organization/bad guys contact him to correct his error and carry out one last hit, Kim Min-hee (Temperature of Love) is the target. We were told in the past that our killer falls for his target, but in the latest promotional material, it’s only mentioned that he becomes conflicted by his final job. Throwing another wrench into the possible-yet-already-ill-fated love story, Jang Dong-gun appears to have gunned down someone close to Kim Min-hee.
There’s finally some movement on casting a heroine for Crying Man, the new project from director Lee Jung-bum of Ajusshi (aka The Man From Nowhere). This time he’s got Jang Dong-gun (A Gentleman’s Dignity) as his action hero, and Im Soo-jung (All About My Wife) has confirmed that she’s signed on to play his love interest. Ooh, I love them both, so now I’m doubly excited.
Jang Dong-gun (A Gentleman’s Dignity) is headed back to the big screen this year, in the much-awaited new project from director Lee Jung-bum of Won Bin’s Ajusshi, aka The Man From Nowhere. He’s pretty much the leading man’s new holy grail as far as directors go, since he’s guaranteed to make you look like a badass, so the team-up is as buzzy as buzz projects can be. The action thriller is called Crying Man, and stars Jang Dong-gun as a killer… with a heart of gold, naturally. I mean, he’s Jang Dong-gun, for crying out loud.
Congratulations to another star couple: film and drama actors Han Jae-seok and Park Sol-mi just got hitched today (April 21) in Seoul. They look adorably happy, which I suppose is a good way to look on your wedding day.
Both actors have a pretty lengthy tenure in dramaland — Park Sol-mi’s debut drama was 2001’s Our House while Han Jae-seok’s career dates all the way back to 1995 with SBS drama Jazz — but it wasn’t till they were both working on 2010’s KBS sageuk drama Merchant Kim Man-deok that they met and began dating. (In case you can’t quite place where you’ve seen them, Han Jae-seok was also in Glass Shoes, Women in the Sun, and most recently Oohlala Spouses, where I was rooting for him the whole way through to flout drama convention and win the heroine. Sigh, that show. Park Sol-mi, meanwhile, has also been in Winter Sonata, All In, Style, and Beloved You.)
FINAL EPISODE RECAP
javabeans: Cold open! Ha, I love that these actors play themselves at half their ages, like in this scene where they’re all decked out in school uniforms and totally playing blind to the fact that they’re acting with, like, 17-year-olds.
girlfriday: This is my favorite, just for the ridiculous factor of these guys in those uniforms.
javabeans: Aw, is this from before they were even all friends?
girlfriday: Okay, I love this. Do we finally get to see how they got to be friends?
javabeans: So we’re doing something different with these last two episodes of A Gentleman’s Dignity, because sometimes life gets busy while you’re recapping. Sad but true. But we know that a drama fix is never complete without a finale, so girlfriday and I decided we’d lend a hand and finish things off. But it’s been a while since the show ended, and uh, maybe one of us hasn’t actually been watching it fully, so…
girlfriday: This is gonna be interesting.
javabeans: Or really boring? Because now I remember why I stopped watching…
girlfriday: Guess we’ll find out!