Korean actors Ha Jung-woo and Kong Hyo-jin have been cast as the leads for an upcoming romantic comedy, according to the film’s producer N.O.A Entertainment on Wednesday.
N.O.A announced in a press release that Ha will play Gu Joo-wal, a writer with only one best-seller that has no luck in love, while Kong will take on the role of the love interest to Gu named Hee-jin who works at a movie importer company and is also an amateur photographer in the film tentatively titled “Love Fiction.”
“Love Fiction,” scheduled to crank in mid-June, will be helmed by Korean director Jeon Kye-so whose works include “Singles” (2003) and musical “The Ghost Theater” (2006).
Ha, whose real name is Kim Sung-hoon, is the son of veteran Korean actor Kim Yong-gun. He first gained recognition appearing in several television dramas including “Lovers in Prague” (SBS, 2005) and “H.I.T.” (MBC, 2007).
He rose to stardom after playing a serial killer in suspense thriller pic “The Chaser” (2008) and solidified his movie star status with “Take Off” (2009), which became one of the most-watched films in Korean box office history. He recently won the best actor award for his role in “The Yellow Sea” (2010) a film of murderous chase between three men.
Kong made her debut in the 1999 horror pic “Memento Mori” and has since appeared in numerous television dramas and films.
Some of her most notable works include dramas “Ruler of Your Own World” (MBC, 2002), “Sang Doo! Let’s Go To School” (KBS, 2003) and film “Conduct Zero,” co-starring her real-life actor boyfriend Ryoo Sung-bum. Her latest work was starring in the TV series “Pasta” alongside actor Lee Sun-kyun.
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