Choi Kang-hee plays Bestseller’s ghost
Choi Kang-hee is taking a small but crucial role in Uhm Jung-hwa‘s upcoming horror-thriller movie Bestseller, as the voice of a ghost.
According to director Lee Jung-ho, she is a personal friend of him and another producer, and had shown interest in the film from its script stages, which is how she came to join the project in its post-production stages. (This ought to be interesting, because Choi doesn’t have a particularly frightening voice, nor does she have a frightening image. I suppose with a lot of special effects, it hardly matters.)
The movie stars Uhm Jung-hwa as a neurotic bestselling author whose career has been rocked with plagiarism charges. She attempts to make her comeback with a new novel and takes up residence in a secluded house in the countryside, where she starts to have memories of a murder that occurred in this village.
Bestseller‘s story sounds a lot like The Shining with a small twist, but I like the plot and it has me intrigued. I also like Uhm Jung-hwa, who has a lot of screen charisma. Thanks to her pop queen image as Korea’s Madonna, she often plays sexy seductress types but I think she’d be great as a high-strung, neurotic character.
The movie also stars Ryu Seung-ryong (Personal Taste) and Jo Jin-woong (Sons of Sol Pharmacy), and will release on April 15.
Via Asia Economy