Han Chae-ah in talks for movie Made in China
Han Chae-ah has had a steady string of work since really breaking out with Gaksital in 2012, and now she’s looking to add film credits to her growing string of drama titles. (She’s done a number of dramas—Oohlala Spouses, All About My Romance, Mi-rae’s Choice—but only has one film credit to her name, 2012’s Mr. Xxx-Kisser, also known as King of Flattery.)
She’s currently in talks for a film titled Made in China, which is a project from Kim Ki-duk Films but not directed by Kim Ki-duk himself (…phew? I confess to not being a fan of his brand of in-your-face envelope-pushing). Instead, it’ll be Kim Dong-hoo behind the camera, who has directed a few shorts and produced the 2012 movie Red Family. The production company has put out films like Poongsan and Rough Play, though Made in China seems less action- and suspense-filled than those works as an introspective human drama.
The story is about, of all things, Chinese eels. That is literally all we have to go on, so it’s hard to tell whether this is something to get excited about or not. For Han Chae-ah’s sake I hope it’s a worthwhile project, because she has been putting in a lot of time building relatable characters and improving her craft, even when the dramas she has taken on haven’t been big hits. I thought she was great as Lala/Rie/Hong-joo in Gaksital (aided largely by strong writing), but it wasn’t until I saw her playing a string of second leads in other dramas that I realized how much appeal she can have even when playing traditionally unlikable types (like her bubbly aegyo self-defense mechanism in Mi-rae’s Choice or her interesting combo of frailty and strength as Oohlala Spouses’ Other Woman). Hopefully good things are in her future.
Via Star News
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