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KIM Hye-soo and PARK Hae-il cast in Modern Boy

2007/04/05 | 3937 views | Permalink | Source

Top stars Kim Hye-soo ("Tazza: The High Rollers" - ("Tazza: The High Rollers")) and Park Hae-il ("Rules of Dating") have recently been cast in an ambitious new film set in 1930s Korea.

"Modern Boy" will examine the social phenomenon of the "Modern Boy" and "modern girl" people who dressed and acted in ways that radically broke from traditional Korean culture in colonial-era Korea.

PARK plays a man who returns from studying in Tokyo and gains a reputation as Korea's foremost "Modern Boy", while KIM plays a mysterious woman who is involved in dancing, singing and designing.

The film is being directed by Jeong Ji-woo, the talented director responsible for "Happy End" (1999) and "Blossom Again" ("Close to You") (2005). It is scheduled to start shooting at the end of May, with a release planned for early 2008. It is produced by K&J Entertainment the production company launched by directors Kang Woo-seok and Jang Jin -- and will be distributed by CJ Entertainment.

KIM and PARK recently appeared together in Chung Yoon-chul's well-received comedy "Skeletons in the Closet" ("Shim's Family").

Darcy Paquet (KOFIC)

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