Park Bo-young considers horror project Girl
Park Bo-young (Hot-Blooded Youth, Werewolf Boy) is reportedly eyeing her next film project, which is a horror-suspense story set in the 1930s titled Girl. Despite the unremarkable title (so nondescript and common), the movie sounds like an interesting twist on a familiar premise — chilling events unfold at a boardinghouse — given the period slant; the story, which incorporates paranormal elements, will take place during the Japanese Occupation years.
Park is only considering the role for now, and her management has issued the obligatory “Nothing has been decided” statements, since goodness knows nobody can make a decision in this industry without first announcing that they’re thinking of making a decision, maybe, someday. They say that she is in the process of considering several potential projects, and Girl is one of them. If she should take the role, it would be her second stab at the horror genre, having starred with Joo-won in the 2012 horror-thriller Don’t Click (aka Unidentified Video).
I miss Park Bo-young in dramaland since she’s such an engaging young talent, but she’s got such a promising film career in the making that I can see why she opts for the cinema route. Most of her drama work has been in childhood roles or non-prime-time youth dramas (Strongest Chil-woo, Jungle Fish, The King and I, Run Mackerel) so she’s actually only been a leading lady in her movie projects. I’d really love to have her doing more TV shows, though; as we saw with Jeon Ji-hyun, you can build up over a decade of work and be an A-list star but still lack a sense of familiarity and rapport that a solid drama can give you, and I want Park to get in on that action. Maybe next time?
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