Seo Ji-hye joins movie Life Is Beautiful
They’re really on a casting spree for Life Is Beautiful, aren’t they? Just a few days ago, it was announced that Im Joo-hwan would be joining Ryu Seung-beom and Younha in the film, and now Seo Ji-hye is also onboard to play Ryu’s love interest.
This human-drama-with-a-comic-touch features an insurance company employee (Ryu) who processes accident claims, and comes into contact with a diverse cast of characters while on the job. No doubt that’s how he encounters a Tourette’s sufferer (Im Joo-hwan) and aspiring singer (Younha), in addition to characters played by comic actors Sung Dong-il (Runaway Plan B) and Park Chul-min (Return of Iljimae). Seo Ji-hye’s character is Ryu’s ex, who then comes back to him.
This is great news for a project I’m already interested in, since I like all the cast members involved. Seo Ji-hye is a talented but (imo) underrated actress, and has a sweet, natural screen presence. Some of her past credits include sageuk Shin Don, sweet romance drama I Love You, and most recently, this year’s sageuk drama Kim Suro. (I breathed a sigh of relief when she dropped Birdie Buddy, which seemed like an awful waste of her skills.) She has a film slated for a December release which she’d shot last year, Tree That Sleeps Standing, which co-stars Song Chang-eui.
Life Is Beautiful will begin filming this Friday and is shooting for an early 2011 release.
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