Some news outlets are reporting that the casting for the upcoming K-movie remake of the manga Kimi wa Petto (You’re My Pet) has been finalized. Kim Ha Neul has been cast in the lead opposite Jang Geun Seok, who as we all know has been attached to this movie for nearly a year now. Once Kim Ha Neul wraps her current movie, You’re My Pet will start filming around May. I knew Han Ye Seul was out, regardless of the rumors that were resurrected last month that her casting was still on. Han Ye Seul is slated to do an indie rom-com movie with Song Joong Ki in the Spring, so unless she can replicate herself, she was clearly not doing You’re My Pet anymore.
Kim Ha Neul is one of those actresses that I never have an urge to watch, but whenever I pop in one of her dramas or movies, I end up liking her in it (with the exception of her and everyone else in Road #1). I loved her in On Air (after the initial urge to throttle her character senseless) and 7th Level Civil Servant, but I concede that it’s likely because her co-stars in both projects are actors I love to death, and helped elevate her performance with their charisma and emotional connection with their leading actress. I’m not a fan of the Kimi wa Petto story, but I think the Jang Geuk Seok-Kim Ha Neul pairing could work quite well for this story.
[Credit: Hankyung news]