A news bits entry! I haven’t seen much news that I’m interested to write about, but it doesn’t mean there’s no news at all!
- Seo In Guk has confirmed that he will star in a new film, tentatively titled “Wild Dog.” It will be his first noir action film and only his second film after his breakout role in Answer Me 1997. In this film directed by Uhm Se Yoon, Seo will play a mentally challenged young man who gets pulled into the dark underworld of gangsters. It seems like a dark coming-of-age story to me.
- There’s a new Korean actress to watch out for as she makes her debut in Hollywood! Kim Soo Hyun (the female one who starred in Level 7 Civil Servant and Runaway Plan B) has confirmed to appear in “Avengers: The Age of Ultron” alongside Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Black Widow (Scarlett Johanssen), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Ultron (James Spader). Now known as Claudia Kim (or just ‘Soo Hyun’ in Korea so she won’t be confused with THE Kim Soo Hyun), it’s said that she’ll be a doctor working alongside Tony Stark/Iron Man and helps create Ultron. Even though she has only one line, it’s likely that she might become a minor villain in the film, and may even have a more prominent role in later films. That’ll be really cool, but we’ll have to see about that!
- Im Joo Eun is joining the cast of Empress Ki as a rival empress who will battle Ha Ji Won‘s character for power. I have not been following this drama, and since it’s historical it’s even more complicated to know where the drama is at right now. But it seems like Im will become the next empress now that Danashri (played by Baek Jin Hee) has been ousted from power by Ki Seung Nyang (Ha Ji Won). Expect much power struggle and conflict between these two ladies!
- Jung Kyung Ho is in talks to star in a new reality TV show “Law of the City.” Working under a similar format as the popular variety show “Law of the Jungle,” PD Lee Ji Won is sending out celebrities to foreign cities to try to survive. That COULD EVEN MEAN a trip to New York. To all of Jung’s New York fans, if he decides to participate in this show he could actually be coming to New York. SQUEAAAAALLLLL! Another actor who’s also in talks is Lee Chun Hee, a costar of Jung’s confirmed girlfriend Sooyoung in Dating Agency Cyrano. Shooting will begin in April for broadcast later this year.