Yoo Yeon-seok, Lee Jin-wook, Park Seo-joon cast to play one leading man
How can three guys play one leading man, you ask? Why, in a body-swap comedy where the hero constantly wakes up in different bodies, of course. The fact that he wakes up in only men as handsome as Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994), Lee Jin-wook (Three Musketeers), or Park Seo-joon (Witch’s Romance) is a bit unrealistic on the part of Fate, but I guess if I’m already suspending my disbelief for a body-hopping romantic lead, why not overlook how statistically unlikely this scenario would be? (Riiight, ’cause math is the thing that would stop me from watching this movie.)
The project, called Beauty Inside, is about a man who goes to sleep and wakes up in another person’s body, and another, and another. The description just says it happens when he goes to sleep and wakes up, so who knows if he literally wakes up in a new body every day, or if he spends chunks of time in each. It’s basically the story of his journey back to his own body, motivated by the fact that he’s in love with a woman — Han Hyo-joo (Cold Eyes), who’s been attached to the project since August — and somehow has to win her heart despite this predicament.
I have no idea how he’s going to get her to fall in love with him when she’ll see him as three (or more) different men, but already I find the uphill battle endearing. To really get me in the heart, they’d have to cast the original hero well — a sweet guy who isn’t as handsome, but could really get across that he’s a better man on the inside — someone like Oh Jung-se or Park Jung-min. I mean, if the guy starts out looking like Yoo Yeon-seok and spends time in Lee Jin-wook’s body, I don’t know that there are a lot of life lessons to be learned there.
In any case, I like the idea that Han Hyo-joo’s character falls in love with the man on the inside no matter which body he’s in, and it should be really fun to watch these actors portray one character consistently from body to body. And the best part? She gets to date them all, and then she doesn’t even have to choose which guy to be with in the end — they all get the girl! Talk about having your cake and eating it too.
The actors are considering favorably and finalizing negotiations; once the casting is complete, Beauty Inside will start filming later this year for a 2015 release.
Via Star News
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