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Tang Wei selected as Hyun Bin’s leading lady

Casting has been confirmed and Hyun Bin will in fact be acting alongside Lust, Caution actress Tang Wei in his new movie, the remaking of 1966’s classic Late Autumn (aka Manchu, 만추).

The plot features a three-day love story between a woman who is let out of prison on a special leave and a young man who is on the run from pursuers. The original, now lost, is considered one of the best of its lauded director Lee Man-hee‘s prolific but short-lived career. It had been remade twice before (in 1975 as Promise of the Flesh and 1981 as Late Autumn) and even once in Japan as 1972’s Promise. (In fact, Promise of the Flesh was directed by the famous Kim Ki-young, who had previously made The Housemaid, which is regarded as one of Korea’s best films and is the source material for Jeon Do-yeon‘s upcoming remake.)

Late Autumn/Manchu will be shot in the U.S. by Korean director Kim Tae-young, but both stars will be acting in English. CEO Lee Joo-ik of production company Boram Films said, “We’ve thought carefully about what we can do to make our film connect with the rest of the world, and it seems like just yesterday that we’d gone to the U.S. to location scout five years ago, but now that we’re really going to the States to begin filming, the feeling is remarkable.”

The film will begin shooting at the end of the month and release in 2010.

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^^! i am looking forward to see this!

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i not his fan but i don't mind waste money to watch his movie.

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Wow, this is the third high-profile Korean actor/Chinese actress movie pairing recently.

You've got So Ji-sub with Zhang Ziyi, then (my) Jung Woo-sung with Gao Yuanyuan (anyone see When a Good Rain Comes yet?), and now Hyun Bin with Tang Wei.

I think this movie feels very noirish and intense, but as previous posters said, Hyun Bin's English is currently pretty suspect, and I don't think Tang Wei's English is any better. Oh well, let's wait and see. They are such a strikingly good looking pairing regardless, so pretty.

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I wonder why they have to use English. Are they thinking of the western market? Mainstream Westerners are not going to watch this anyway. And the one's who watch foreign movies prefer subtitles. Memoirs of a Geisha turned out to be fluff and the actors speaking English made it worse. I actually watched it in French with English subtitles and it came off much better.
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TW's English is not too bad. I remember when she did press for LC she spoke in English and I was pleasantly surprised. You can understand what she's saying. Not as good as my fav' Michelle Yeoh.

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I forgot to say TW looks amazing in this picture. I have this image of her in traditional Chinese clothes and here she looks younger and sexier. Love her eyes makeup.
And HB doesn't look too bad either. He's maturing really nicely and looks much better than he did in MNIKSS. I remember when I first watched the drama thinking he was pretty ordinary looking except for his height and body.

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TW is an amazing actress, though i thought it was a wrong choice for her to be in LUst caution. So early on in her career and she's so daring. Not many actresses will do that. HOwever, that kinda put a damper on her career. The movie would have been great without the elaborate scenes.

Glad that she's able to get back on her feet now she has been banned for he past 2 years.

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I disagree. The "elaborate scenes" in Lust Caution captured what the movie is all about. Mind you, I'm not a pervert but I appreciate actors with no borders. If it surely "dampered" her career, I bet she was glad that it was in pursuit of her creative path as an actor.

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^^
hahha i'm a girl so kinda gross out seeing those scenes. My thoughts on it were, one scene is enough, why must he put in like 4 or 5 sex scenes to show the the passion they have for each other! It was too much for me. I was a big fan of TOny Leung so i thought i check the movie out.I agree that it was necessary but the director should have made it less R rated.Too much of Nudity does not really equal greatness.

I like the history behind the movie. That was more meaningful to me.

NOt everyone can watch that kind of art. That's probably it had such a big reaction. hahah Leads to the banning of TW.

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wow this movie sounds epic and i really hope that they can pull it off. i would love to see more asian films make it worldwide and gain the recognition they deserve. plus, if they do it in english hopefully it would dissuade Hollywood into making poorer remakes of asian films.

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@Alyssa, actually Tang Wei has been in the biz for quite some years, she has been in TV dramas and plays, it's just that her role in LC brought her the 'notoriety'.

I'm not saying the scenes in LC are absolutely necessary in being as graphic, but as a girl, I'm not grossed out by it at all, it was war and spies and ugly human beings, it brought a level of realness to it, anything less... would be some form of sugarcoating, so I do see the artistic merits in making those decisions per director Lee and the artists. There were 3 sex scenes and each shown an 'escalation' of their complex relationship, esp on the shift of domination and control. Actually if you've seen enough fr K cinema, there were often as graphic scenes that were way more questionable in being necessary.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irSY5l3BecU

I agree, TW carried herself quite well in interviews in english.

And I still am clueless as to y the remake has to be in English... sigh.. what the CEO said explained zilt.

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@ #8 Alyssia

Actually those nude scenes in LC were absolutely necessary. They were the only way through which Mr. Yee ‘s feelings towards Mrs. Mak could be shown. Only in these scenes we could see that he was slowly opening up to her and beginning to trust her. Considering their respective positions in society, not to mention his job, there was no other way to see a convincing development of their relationship. But seeing them made the end believable.
I realize my explanation is probably confusing but I’m trying to avoid spoilers.
That said I’ll definitely watch this movie. I like Hyun Bin and I think Tang Wei is amazing.

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I must be the only one not impressed with Lust, Caution. I felt it was more hype than substance and Tony Leung has had better movies. Tang Wei was fine, but lacked a little something... I personally was not very impressed with her acting in the film. So I can't say I'm particularly overjoyed to see her being paired with Hyun Bin in this remake, but all the same, I hope the project fares well.

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Anyone knows who is the scriptwritter for this movie?

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Does anyone know where in the US they're going to be filming this?

Oh Binnie.. I seriously hope his English has improved, haha.

On the other hand, I'll probably go see it when it comes out, just for support. Hopefully it'll be really good! *crosses fingers*

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I'm a bit skeptical about HB's English, I'm not sure I would be able to watch an entire movie with his stilted English, a couple of scenes in a drama is fine 'cos you can sort of ignore it, but a whole movie?

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@ 14 Kender

I believe it's being filmed in Seattle, Washington.
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<- lives in seattle.

It's so icky outside though. Windy and rainy. November and December are our rainiest and evil months. It's always rainy, windy and cold. December we got snow for over 2 weeks (8 inches yay) and staled Seattle and most years its just a freaking cold rain. xD I'm so curious how they are going to make a famous drama Americanized and filmed in seattle. ._.

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i just want to say, that's one of the handsome pics of HB! ^-^

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TW is a really good actress. I hope that this collaboration will be a good one!

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Tang Wei is a great actress i hope this movies does well

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As a Hyun Bin fan, I'm eager for this movie and hope he does a great job. But at the same time, I'm a bit worried! Even if his English has improved, it's probably not fluent enough for an English-speaking market to be interested in without hearing about it beforehand. I too would rather watch foreign films subbed than watch a foreign film acted in a language foreign to the actors.

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wow from those 2 pictures side by side, I think they kinda look like siblings!
They have the same facial features, same small pointed faces.

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excited...will it be shown in the states?

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LOVE her eye liner! a killer! wish i can do it like that!

whenever they make the actors speak English it comes out really stiff and fake i think it would be better if they spoke there own language's

and i would know coz I'm English.......it makes me cringe when they do unless they really good!

all in all it sounds interesting!

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So looking forward to see this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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tang Wei wow.. poor her actually

LC even those Scenes bit Over for me . i think that is necessary it's a Political Movie so You know Politics is dirty. Don't ask about Tony's ACting he is MAster !!!...
i hope this movie not unforgettable . Not being cynic but has been played with Famous Actress doesn't mean he will be recognize either right??.. I am rather Pic HB like Ha jung Woo. Play in many Drama and Movie see him now. He is really recognizable as "Actor".

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@Kitty

U r not the only one unimpressed w Lust/Caution. I was thoroughly disappointed and put off really...wished she shaved her armpits too..-__-

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Tang Wei is an excellent actress, too bad she got ban because of LC. I`m more excited to see her that Hyun Bin. I like one particular scene in LC where she sang a chinese opera to Tony Leung...

@26 Pink Fox
Hehehe...i think at that era, they don`t shave the armpit. I guess it`s more realistic that way...hehehe lol

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Tang Wei! I'm excited finally to see her in action again! :D Although I know she filmed another film recently ... but I can't find information on it, which makes me sad because she's really talented and gorgeous to boot.

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@Alyssia,

Agree with the other posters. The sex in LC is important, because it not only shows the developing relationship between the two, but it's also a metaphor for the rap/aggression of one country over another. Which is what it is, the sex is aggression -- and in fact, he is trying to break her will and her psyche through sex. It's rape. And initially she's overwhelmed by his cruelty, his insatiable need to humiliate her and destroy her from within, but she manages to protect something of herself as they fornicate. After all, if he invades her body yet he cannot find her soul, then he cannot have complete victory over her. Progressively, the student becomes the master, and eventually she is his equal. And then . . . And all this is metaphor for the occupation itself; her war and The War are one.

Having said that, my favorite scene in the whole movie was when she and her students acted out a propaganda play. When she declares to the audience that China will never fall to a foreign power, I felt deep pride and tears swell within me.

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wow Good explaination Belleza !

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Ah, Hyun Bin. Seems like an intense movie. Indeed, he is maturing nicely. Guess Song Hye Gyo will visit him in Seattle?

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LC is a very nice movie. I recognized TW from that movie & i found her great, so in this movie i can say she will do great..

sex scenes in LC were necessary i think, and i didn't think it as over R rated. It might be for those who are not used to those kind of scenes, but for those who thought it as art would find it necessary w/o boundaries.

Armpit of TW there, though it was little bit turn off, made the film more realistic. shaved-armpit was not in at that era i think. :D

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LC is a very nice movie. I recognized TW from that movie & i found her great, so in this movie i can say she will do great..

sex scenes in LC were necessary i think, and i didn't think it as over R rated. It might be for those who are not used to those kind of scenes, but for those who thought it as art would find it necessary w/o boundaries.

Armpit of TW there, though it was little bit turn off, made the film more realistic. shaved-armpit was not in at that era i think. :D

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