Song Hye-gyo in talks to headline Happy House
Two famous female Chungmuro power players, Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, The Wind Blows) and director Lee Kyung-mi (Crush and Blush or Miss Carrot) may team up for the upcoming film Happy House (or House Full of Happiness). Happy House marks the return of director Lee Kyung-mi after a six-year hiatus – she carefully selected the movie after much deliberation, and reached out to Song Hye-gyo with the offer of the lead.
Song Hye-gyo hasn’t confirmed her participation, but is considering the role with great interest, especially since director Lee Kyung-mi plans to put her heart and soul into the project. A source said that Song Hye-gyo was impressed by Crush and Blush and the film’s unique and charismatic lead character (Gong Hyo-jin as a quirky teacher), and that she’s interested because it is difficult to find current Chungmuro screenplays carried by women in leading roles.
As usual, not much is known about the plot – even the title hasn’t been confirmed. Happy House seems like a generic placeholder from the little we do know of the story: a man is eager to enter the world of politics, and we’ll learn about his journey/family/support network. Song Hye-gyo would play the anguished wife at his side as election day approaches. Since we know her character is the focus, it’s obvious the production company doesn’t want to reveal too much. Planning is still in the early stages, and no one’s been cast, yet. CJ Entertainment will distribute, and cameras will start rolling in the latter half of this year.
Via Sports Hankook
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