Rising stars Choi Woo-shik, Lee Won-geun up to play romantic rivals
Choi Woo-shik (Ho-gu’s Love) and Lee Won-geun (Sassy Go Go) have both had big years, they’re both baby-faced up-and-comers to keep an eye out for, and now we may be seeing them acting in the same movie, titled Your Name Is Jang-mi.
The movie is a romance drama about a sad love, intertwining a past storyline with the present. Choi Woo-shik and Lee Won-geun will play two young men who get caught in a love triangle with the lead, named Jang-mi; Lee Won-geun will play a medical student, while the character Choi Woo-shik is considering hasn’t been specified. All I know is, they’re both sweet-faced actors with crinkly smiles who can turn serious on a dime, so I expect this romantic rivalry to be thoroughly angst-making. Maybe they’ll just decide they love their bromance more?
Your Name Is Jang-mi sounds like it’ll be aiming for a mood of warmth and nostalgia — not unlike hit movies like Sunny or Introduction to Architecture, I’m thinking. In fact, cast to play the middle-aged Jang-mi in the present-day timeline is actress Yoo Ho-jung, who played the lead in Sunny looking back on her school days (she was also more recently in the drama Heard It Through the Grapevine).
Casting news isn’t out yet for the twentysomething Jang-mi, but the film will begin shooting in February so I presume decisions will have to be finalized shortly.
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