Lee Min-jung in romantic comedy Cyrano
This is news I like: Lee Min-jung will be taking the part of Uhm Tae-woong‘s love interest in the upcoming movie Cyrano. (While the production has announced her casting as all but done, her management hedged a bit more carefully, explaining that they are looking favorably on the role but haven’t signed contracts yet. Based on how these things usually go, it sounds like she’s in.)
The film is based on the famous story of the witty, large-nosed Frenchman who plays Cupid for a couple, writing love letters for a man who lacks the courage to approach the object of his affections. The woman falls for the man’s romantic words, not knowing that Cyrano — who has also fallen in love with her but believes himself too ugly for her — actually wrote them.
Although the original story isn’t expressly a comedy, this version takes the form of a romantic comedy and comes from director Kim Hyun-seok (When Romance Meets Destiny). The third leg of the love triangle hasn’t been finalized, but discussions are currently in progress with one of High Kick Through the Roof‘s breakout stars, Daniel Choi.
Lee Min-jung got her big break playing the friendly fiancee in 2009’s Boys Before Flowers, solidified her status as a rising star in the family drama Smile, and has had a few roles in films like Penthouse Elephant and Into the White Night. This is, however, her first lead film role.