It seems like the “My Sassy Girl” franchise will never die.
15 years after the original movie was released, “My Sassy Girl” will finally be adapted for the small screen. Popular actor Joo Won was previously confirmed as the male lead, and now, FNC Entertainment has revealed that CNBLUE’s bassist, Lee Jungshin, will join him in the venture.
The news confirming the CNBLUE’s member participation was announced today (Friday, 12th August). The entertainment company also disclosed that he will be playing a character named Kang Joon Hyung, who is described as a “charismatic and handsome fellow”.
The upcoming release will see “My Sassy Girl” be remade into a historical romance drama, and is expected to be completed by 2017. Filming for the drama will begin in September, but so far, no other cast members have been announced.
The drama also used an unique approach to select their main leads, allowing the public to choose for their favourite actor or actresses via voting on V App.
“My Sassy Girl”, a 2001 South Korean romantic comedy, was extremely successful and even spawned multiple movie remakes, including a Hollywood version of the same name, Bollywood version titled “Ugly Aur Pagli”, a Nepali version named Sano Sansar”, and a Chinese version simply termed “My Sassy Girl 2”.
The official sequel for the movie, “My New Sassy Girl”, was also released in South Korea and China recently. The production saw Cha Tae Hyun reprising his role as Gyunwoo, with f(x)’s Victoria taking on the role of the “sassy girl”.
Jungshin made his debut with CNBLUE in 2010 with “Bluetory”, then nabbed his first acting gig in the KBS2 drama “Seoyoung, My Daughter” in 2012.