I never thought I’d see Lee Byung Hun in a sageuk. In his twenty year acting career, he hasn’t done either a drama or movie period role, while most of his peers have at least tried one or two out for size. I think he’s a fantastic actor so it’s not for lack of ability to channel the gravitas necessary for a period role. Perhaps he hasn’t found the right role or script, and now he has in the upcoming I Am the Joseon King co-starring Han Hyo Joo. It’s a Korean re-telling of the Prince and the Pauper fairytale, with Lee Byung Hun playing both the role of the King and his commoner doppleganger. The first stills for the movie easily convince me Lee Byung Hun is going to bring it, though Han Hyo Joo seems to have just wandered over from the set of Dong Yi, still with the same expression she carried around as that character.