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Joo-won, Sulli take on Fashion King adaptation

Joo-won’s potential casting for the webtoon-turned-movie Fashion King was floated previously, and now he has confirmed that the film will be his next project, alongside idol-actress Sulli (To the Beautiful You) and Kim Sung-oh (When a Man Loves, Secret Garden). The role will have Joo-won playing a high school student, which may be a little bit of a stretch (he’s 26), but hey—if Lee Min-ho could do it, I guess so can Joo-won. At least he has the baby face and the boyish real-life persona to young him down a little.

The plot of Fashion King (which is nothing at all like the drama Fashion King) unfolds when a completely ordinary high school student decides to win over his crush’s heart by transforming his image. She (played by Sulli) is the prettiest face in the class, so he’ll have to upgrade his fashion sense and become the coolest guy around to match her standards. Kim Sung-oh will play a mentor-like figure to Joo-won.

The story promises to be an upbeat coming-of-age story that mixes its plot with fashion-related elements and is putting a lot of hope in the webtoon’s popularity and adolescent and young adult fanbase to drive the film to success. You can see in the fan-art posted below that there were fans excited about the idea of a film adaptation even before this one was announced; the collages feature imaginary castings from a couple years ago. They’re pretty spot-on, actually.

Directed by Oh Ki-hwan of Art of Seduction and with Tazza and Beat producer Cha Seung-jae onboard, the movie will begin filming in January.

Via TV Report, Newsen

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If joowon being shirtless in this movie,I'm in.LOL XD

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He is good, she is hmmm no thanks.

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Not sure about other fans but most of Joo Won fans are going crazy.

1.because of the killer schedules that he will have.
2.The story itself.

Well...

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This will be joowon's first movie with youth theme and I believe he will take challenge all genre. If joowon being shirtless in this movie,I'm in.LOL XD

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agree! after reading the synopsis, I really anticipate this..! the story and character looks kinda typical and comical, but it's new for joo won.. I can't wait to see him in this character..

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Hmmmmmmmmmm....

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Awww… nice first picture! Love it.

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Joo Won oppa FIGHTING!

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I like it ! Joo won as Fashion King <3
http://img98.xooimage.com/files/a/b/2/601221_6789117088...012954_n-42f91d2.jpg

And I hope he will take a new drama after this movie filming and his musical :)

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Finally Kim Sung Oh will have a larger role. That man is talented.

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i guess he's good actor too, i see him in different role eventhoght not a big role
the basic story actually not new, but i think joo won has a good taste in choosing project, including level 7 that most joo won fans didn't like it but i still enjoy the comedic side of the story, many rom-com only give little comedy n give big portion of romance, i think i could see why joo won choose this drama, it's too explore his comedic acting
i don't know why many people didn't like joo won take fashion king movie, when the webtoon is popular. curiosity make me really wanna see this movie......

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Joo Won doesn't get to choose his projects. He said good things about every drama he makes because he is nice and polite.

Fans think the webtoon is bad for his image and there are many negative comments on it. His agency is very lousy at picking movies for him. Poor Joo Won, what a waste of his talent.

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Actors usually have a hand in choosing scripts, etc. Agencies usually facilitate contracts and sometimes the production company the actor works for, but ultimately the actors gets to say yes or no. (As far as I understand, given the Coffee Prince Scandal with Yoon Eun Hye, where she got cursed [Joking about the curse].)

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Given the drama, I'm not quite feeling this movie... Wasn't the drama based on the comic too and failed?

No offense, but not a huge fan of Joo Won's acting and I've tried the majority of his dramas, even watched a few through. Personal taste thing. (Which is not a comment on him personally, in any shape or form...)

Still, probably will give this a shot, because even if I dislike the actor and am wary of the script, I'm always willing to watch before judging. Sometimes it's just the right kismet rather than a lack of talent one needs.

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it's true sometimes the actor didn't choose his poject bur i read many article about him n n watch all his drama n i could see the relation of all his project n his interview
acting is his passion, for the one who really like something doing it continuesly is usual n taking different charracter is challenging including act the charracter that doesn't positive charractier or villain
I think his agency is quite good in picking project too, i see their most actor is actor who not reaally handsome or pretty but quite good in acting, i see joo won didn't make many cf like many popular actor, so i think they are not really money oriented

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Why her? After the rumour of Kim Woo-bin+Suzy in new movie yesterday, this is even worse.

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Also rumoured lady opposite Lee Min-ho in Gangnam Blues is Gong Hyo-jin. Now that's a pairing i'm excited about.

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Really? I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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maybe queen Gong Hyo Jin can push LMH chesmitry from him this time. The girl has chemistry with everyone!

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Oh hell nah. Gong Hyo Jin is way too good for that. Get her a better co-star and then I'll be happy + excited.

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I could deal if she had equal billing/her part was more than just a love interest, but I am NOT thrilled about the prospect of her playing second fiddle to LMH, either as an actor or as a star.

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Woah, seriously?
And suddenly that movie went from "mebbeh" to "must see"!

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Gong Hyo-jin? Her role needs to be way better than just the standard 'love interest' then, I am not keen on her being sidelined by the gangster angst story.

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Lee Min-ho never had chemistry with any of his ladies. Is Gong Hyo Jin going to be the first? It's a waste of his looks.

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really??? i will watch for GHJ

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Kim Woo-bin and Suzy? Good god, please let this not happen. At least it's a movie and not a drama though, movies are easily avoided and he can do more than one of those in a year unlike dramas.

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ow c'mon why do these 87'er taking up high school roles? can't they just cast a 93'er to play a high school role even if its in movie or drama.. :/

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even Lee Sun Gyun, Lee min hoo, Lee jong Suk, Lee Yeon Hee an others wear uniform who cares, its just for flashback and its not high school but college student

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FYI..this movie will be set in high school its not just for flashbacks, Joo Won's role will be a high school student throughout the movie.. and BTW, the heirs was about overrated rich high school students not college student.. -_-

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I love it.

Joo Won has a matured attitude and charisma to act a role older than his real age and at the same time adorably cute without being forced to be cute. Yes, he's a natural cutie pie.

Love the pairing. Sulli is young enough to play the role and thank god finally no noona for him. Sulli is not that bad, she can learn lot from her pairing with Joo Won oppa this time.

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Owh JB...

30 something Lee Seon-kyun can pull off a highschooler well too. Haha. Love him in Miss Korea!

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true, i like miss korea too, good acting n good story, cover my eyes about their age

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i m worried for joo won.. his has killer schedule.. i hope his movie will start after musical end.. i hope sim entertaintment will considered about joo won health.. dont force him so much... i m worried it will effect his acting and musical.. he is only 26

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Yes, it's a killer schedule... his musical will only end in June 2014...
He loves and wants to act in musicals but I don't know about his agency...

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Kim Sung-oh!!!

Aw, I like high school stories—provided they're lighter fare, unlike the Drama-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Joo Won's baby face will definitely help out with suspension of disbelief; plus, movies are short and sweet, so we might not even have to stretch our imaginations all that much.

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This movie looks and sounds terrible :/

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I actually like Sulli. I'm ok with this casting. Haha.

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First don't get me wrong. I LOVE Joo Won. he is one of the talented young male actors & I actually believe he can be a very believable high schooler but I am seriously wondering why older guys such as him & lee Min Ho who can play cool young men should play high schoolers while a real life high school student such as Yeo Jin Goo should play a 24 year-old guy in drama O___o They want him to grow faster & they kind of want to make older actors younger O__o why???

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If you were a producer, wouldn't you rather cast someone who looks believable for the role and comes in with a fan base and experience? It's all about getting a return on your investment.

But I totally agree with you about Yeo Jin Goo - I find the way his career is shaping up to be rather alarming. He's only 16... I don't really want to see him in romantic roles unless we're talking the breezy high school kind.

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i totally agree and get what you mean.. even Lee Min Ho (1993) play a 26 year old guy in PMAI.. :/

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No offense to f(x) fans but I do not find Sulli super attractive..

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I find her rather gorgeous and think she looks the part.

It's her acting in her last role (TTBY) that has me worried; I'm not sure if she's capable of much depth. I would have loved to see Kim Ji-won, Lee Yoo-bi, or Jung So-min in this role instead.

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Those are three fantastic young actresses you named, I'm in awe of Kim Ji-won's chameleon abilities (I did not recognise her in What's Up after watching Heirs, that was how thoroughly she transformed in every way).

And Lee Yubi and Jung So-min need more work after GFB/Can We Get Married, why are Sidus and SM sitting on their butts when they have talents like these on their roster?

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I was also thinking about Lee Yoo-bi. She can carry that "best pretty girl" look in the school.

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yeah, she has a very good look - even with her nose job, her face has retained its distinctiveness and doesn't have that identikit anime-doll look that most k-celebs get via plastic surgery.

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I do not get why they would name the movie the same as a drama with such a bad rep. If I hadn't read your article, I would not have even considered tuning in.

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No offense to f(x) fans but I do not find Sulli super attractive.. to be fair she looks cute and all but sometimes I just do not get the "beauty" she is supposed to possess.. some actresses too.. many say that they are super beautiful but I just do not get how the super part applies to them.. personally I believe the likes of Yoo Inna, Yoon Eun Hye (but weirdly I dont find Park Shin Hye that pretty), Song Hye Gyo are the beautiful ones onscreen and not only in pix.. most I find very confusing to even remember the names coz they all look the same.. In no way are they ugly it is just that some look quite plain and alike..

Am no troll just a curious guy

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There's nothing much to be curious about, really. It comes down to different strokes for different folks, personal tastes, eyes of the beholder, etc. You're not always going to get why people find a certain celebrity to be attractive and vice versa.

I don't care much for f(x), but I personally think Sulli is absolutely stunning, whereas I've never found Yoo In-na or Yoon Eun-hye to be pretty. And that's fine, it's my opinion, and others have theirs. Differing opinions and variety are a good thing.

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she's pretty but she can't act

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i agree wit u
u dont have to be beautiful to be actress
n u dont have to be actress if u just beautifull...
:D but in korea face is number 1... i better watch shim eun kyung than sulli or suzy or other silly-yet-manekin-actress

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I read in another article that Sulli is actually taking on the role of an ugly classmate, not the ulljjang crush? Kwak Eun-jin, I think the character name was. If correct, I'm curious how they came to the decision to cast her in that particular role because I've always found her to be ridiculously pretty. Glasses and frumpy clothes aren't going to go very far in uglying her down.

I think Sohee was in the running for the ulljjang role a while back, but that may have fizzled out.

I like all three stars, but I wish they weren't participating in this movie. I feel like nothing good can come from this, lol. The webtoon isn't exactly a quality work.

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Yes this information is wrong, they are yet to cast the pretty lead girl.

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I like Joo Won, but Sulli? Hmm..nope.

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K I love KSO. He seems to be in all my favorite dramas. Always bit parts but he tends to steal all the scenes he's in. Hopefully in this he'll be more in the forefront and not just background.

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lol at the collages!

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Noo, Joo Won oppa! Why a teen drama and with Sulli?

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I read on naver that Joo Won was reluctant to join in the project because there's some nude scenes in the movie's original script, thus the late confirmation from his side. But I guess the producer really wants him in it, they change the script so there won't be any nude scene in the movie. That's why he finally sign on this project.
Wow. I've never thought Joo Won is already reached the position as an actor who have this kind of influence on a project before, good for him.

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Really ? Could you give the link of this article please ? Because from what I read joo won has already acted in such scenes in the musical Spring Awakening (2009)...

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Jo Won too good to be pair with Sulli. Acting wise Sulli not even good. Meh!

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Sulli? No way! Yeah she's pretty but she CAN'T act!

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You should check out Sulli in the 2007 movie "Punch Lady" where she plays the daughter of the lead character -- the kid has some major acting chops.

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Looking at the cast, I can't help but feel they'd rather do a Paradise Kiss instead. Joo Won can play the blue-haired George and Sulli Yukari. Lookwise it actually fits and I'd love to see what a Korean take would be like, especially considering how awful the J live action was.

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I'm sorry but we're all avoiding the obvious question here:

Is that Macklemore in that last fanart picture?

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LOL that's Jeremy Scott, fashion designer with the most bizarre but fun style. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who finds them so alike!

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I like Sulli! I think she is adorable and has great acting potential. I thought she was good in TTBY. I was wondering when I was going to see her again in a movie or drama. I will be sure to check it out!

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Omg Joo Won is so perfect!! I think he can pull off the high schooler thing since he's such an amazing actor. I can't say I like the pairing (I like Sulli but I think there's more actresses out there who'll look better with him in my opinion) but I hope I can see Sulli and Joo Won work beautifully in this project!! :) Joo Won fighting <3

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i think sulli is beatifull enough for the project .

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