Gong Hyo-jin signs on to road movie
Having just ended her recent drama project, Pasta, actress Gong Hyo-jin has picked her next movie role. She’ll take the lead in How To Travel With a Cow [소와 함께 여행하는 법], the next project from director Im Soon-rye, who helmed the hit sports movie Forever the Moment.
This movie is an adaptation of a novel of the same name written by author Kim Do-yeon. It’s a road movie that kicks off when a poet living in the countryside sells his cow, but feels dissatisfied at the low price. He receives a phone call from his ex-girlfriend (Gong), who left him seven years ago and married his friend. Now his friend has died and she asks him to come to the funeral, so he takes back his cow and travels with it to the funeral. He then travels on with the woman and the cow, and the movie unfolds as they encounter various situations along the way. Kim Young-pil (My Love By My Side) plays the lead character.
Sounds like a quirky movie, and I can see Gong’s quirky, natural appeal fitting in with this kind of low-key story. The last film she shot was Crush and Blush two years ago, in which she played a bad-tempered teacher plagued with a condition where she blushes frequently.
How To Travel With a Cow will begin filming in April and will release later this year.
Via Star News