will play opposite the female leads Moon So-ri
and Kim Jung-eun
in the real-life sports drama "The Best Moment of Our Lives" ("Forever the Moment
" - Woori Saengae Chwegoui Soongan). The depiction of the Korean national women handball team's performance at the 2004 Athens Olympics is in the hands of director Yim Soon-rye
. Eom declared through a spokesman that director LIM was a main reason to commit himself to the project.
Eom is cast as the new manager of the national handball team. He introduces a tough European scientific training method to drill his team which leads to friction between the players and the coach. Eom's character was a prodigy athlete who became a star player in Europe. His good looks and his tendency to steal the spotlights with his showmanship also contribute to the love-hate relationship between the coach and players. However, the team went on to challenge the world's strongest handball nation Denmark at the Olympics in a heroic game which culminated in two extra times to decide the game.
Eom and MOON successfully worked together on last year's "Family Ties" ("The Birth of a Family
") Gajokeu Tansaeng). The critically acclaimed feature by director Kim Tae-yong
deconstructs the traditional family in Korean society.
Eom's double role as twin brothers in the television drama "Resurrection" ("Revenge"
, Boohwal) got him noticed as a potential leading man, even though "Resurrection" ("Revenge"
) failed to reach the general audience because the popular teen television drama "Princess Hours
" (Goong) aired in the same time slot. Resurrection did make Eom a popular star in Japan and his upcoming television drama "Devil"
receives great attention from anticipating Japanese media and fans.
Related news story: "Moon So-ri
in Sports Film Based on Real Events" (April 11, 2007; news story no 560)
Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)