Ogamdo’s hot new faces
Top: Jung Eui-chul, Kim Dong-wook, Song Joong-ki.
Bottom: Lee Shi-young, Shin Se-kyung, Lee Sung-min
There’s a new omnibus film coming out, Ogamdo (not sure yet if it’ll get an English title), which is the next project for Happiness director Heo Jin-ho.
While it stars some marquee names (Jang Hyuk, Kim Min-sun), the announcement of its lesser-knowns is also drawing attention, particularly as the younger cast members are gaining popularity in the latest “kkot-minam” (pretty boy) trend.
Case in point: Jung Eui-chul and Lee Shi-young, whose names shot to the top of online searches after appearances on star-making drama Boys Before Flowers. Jung (top left) was the devious model Haje of recent episodes, while Lee (bottom left) played plastic beauty Min-ji.
As this is a multi-vignette film, it actually features five separate directors directing five separate short films. Interesting concept, but I wonder how they’re going to tie this into a cohesive whole — the unifying theme is a rather vague “love and eros.”
The six youths will form three high school couples in one short. In addition to Jung and Lee, you may recognize Kim Dong-wook (top, center) from his Coffee Prince days; the other three are less-known.
Song Joong-ki (top right, 24 years old), for instance, was most recently featured in the Jo In-sung and Joo Jin-mo film Frozen Flower and is also in the drama My Precious You. Shin Se-kyung (bottom center, 18) acted in the 2006 horror film Cinderella with Do Ji-won. And 23-year-old Lee Sung-min is mostly known as a CF model.
As for the “name” actors, well, there are a lot of them too, featured in the other shorts.
In order of their pictures above, they are:
Jang Hyuk (Tazza)
Kim Kang-woo (Marine Boy)
Kim Min-sun (Portrait of a Beauty)
Bae Jong-ok (The World They Live In)
Kim Su-ro (Our School E.T.)
Cha Soo-yeon (The World They Live In)
Cha Hyun-jung (Hong Gil Dong)
The film is shooting for a release in the first half of this year (ambitious plan, no?) and, with casting now complete, filming is to begin shortly.
Via Yonhap News