Uhm Jung-hwa returns to big screen in body-swap comedy
I don’t know if it counts as a body-swap plot if it’s technically your own life lived twice, but there’s not much else you can call a story about waking up a completely different person. Uhm Jung-hwa (Witch’s Romance) is returning to the big screen in the comedy Wonderful Nightmare, where she plays a high-powered lawyer who suddenly wakes up one day and finds that she’s a housewife and mother. Though Uhm Jung-hwa more commonly plays the successful career woman in her dramas and films, she’s also proven herself in dramatic roles like Montage, where she played a heartbroken mother.
The new project comes from writer-director Kang Hyo-jin, of the grandma-bank-heist comedy Six-Shooter Bandits, starring Na Moon-hee, Kim Sumi, and Kim Hye-ok as grandmas who rob banks, ha. (Where can I get my hands on this movie? I need to watch this right NOW.) Wonderful Nightmare is about an accomplished lawyer who dies accidentally, by a mistake of fate. Because it’s a fluke of the heavens, she’s given a second chance to come back, but they shove her back not as herself, but as a housewife and mother.
It sounds like it’s a sort of test that she has to endure, by living as a wife and mother before she’s allowed to return to her former self. If I woke up one morning and suddenly had people calling me Mom, I’d think it was a nightmare too. But while living as a housewife, her character starts to heal some of the wounds that kept her such a guarded and ambitious workaholic, and eventually she changes. Oh no, if she passes the cosmic test, does the family go poof?
Uhm Jung-hwa is reportedly in final negotiations, and the movie plans to start shooting this winter for a release next year.
Via Star News
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