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Park Bo-young to play entertainment reporter in new film

I guess journalists are just in vogue lately — we’ve got two fall/winter dramas about reporters headed our way (Healer and Pinocchio), and now Park Bo-young (Hot Blooded Youth) is headlining a new movie about young rookie reporters as well. If only she’d do a drama once in a while, sigh. The new project is called Talking About Things Like Passion (the title in Korean is phrased like a belittling swear, akin to, You’re talking a load of crap).

The movie is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by writer Lee Hye-rin, based on her own experience as an entertainment journalist. Writer-director Jung Ki-hoon of Bandage and Goodbye Mom has penned the script and will direct. Park Bo-young stars as a bright-eyed college graduate whose very first job is as a junior reporter in entertainment news.

Once on the job, she discovers that it’s nothing like the fantasy she had about being a grown-up career woman, and instead every day is a battle zone where she just fights to survive under a psychotic boss. It’s a story about a passionate young writer who gets a crash-course in what the real world is like, and promises a behind-the-scenes look at the world of showbiz press — the publicists, managers, stars, and online publications that are always hungry for the latest scandal.

Since it’s a movie, there’s potential for a more incisive look at the industry, and it should be fun to watch for cameos from actors, and thinly-veiled fictional scandals based on real events. Park Bo-young is currently filming her mystery-horror movie Girl, which wraps in late October. Talking About Things Like Passion will begin shooting early next year.

Via Osen

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Sign me up. I'm more game for this than the dramas so far. Love her though Hot Young Bloods was just meh me. Can't wait to see the cameos they got lined up. Tonally I hope it's a black comedy. I want them to go for the touchy-subject scandals, but not in a The Crucible sorta way. Not because the subject doesn't deserve the gravitas, just since it doesn't seem to be going there. I'll be on the lookout for this one.

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I want it to be a little like Newsroom!

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I want her to play in a drama too once in a while because movie takes forever to release, and if the shooting is early next year, the release maybe at the end of 2015 or early 2016. That's too long!

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Given the way that dramas tend to treat their cast and crew, I can understand why she would prefer movies over dramas.

Since she can be choosy about her roles and where she wants to act, I say more power to her, and I'm glad for her that she's choosing to do what she wants to do.

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When Song Joong Ki comes back from the army, can she reunite with him and do a drama, please?

Regardless, Park continues to extend her resume with diversified projects. :)

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That would be awesome, A werewolf boy OTP reunion in a drama. Drama gods make it happen please ^^

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YES PLEASE!

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I don't think that dramas are a good idea for her though.

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the movie sounds like Hindi film 'Page 3'

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