After turning down the second male lead in Missing You, Chun Jung Myung has stated that his next project will be a movie. His last movie Blue Salt was okay for me, but I do love it when my faves head towards Chungmuro over staying in Yeouido it always means they are scaling new heights in their acting career. This week the K-news outlets are reporting that PIE might reunite with his Man of Honor co-star Park Min Young to headline the upcoming movie Queen of the Night. It’s a thriller about a man who appears to be married to the perfect woman, who then starts to suspects there is more to her past that he knows. This movie will be directed by the PD who helmed Wonderful Radio with Lee Min Jung, which was a throwaway bit of entertainment that wasn’t terribly good or memorable and I recollect the directing to be serviceable at best. The movie is scheduled to start shooting in December so the two leads are in serious talks at this point. Though word from Park Min Young’s agent indicate that she is leaning against taking it, which makes me sad since I just loved her with PIE in MoH. Heck, they are the only reason I stuck to that atrocious drama as long as I did. Even if she doesn’t do it, he looks like at lock at this point which makes me happy for his career trajectory.
I think it’s a good idea for both PIE and Park Min Young to take a break from dramas. They have had a string of duds in a row lately – Cinderella Unni, Man of Honor for him, Man of Honor and Dr. Jin for her. Yes, in between they have done some good dramas, but its not enough for me to shake the feeling that neither are getting the right scripts. The Duo was awesome but PIE’s character was not all that nor was his performance one of his best. City Hunter was a Lee Min Ho vanity vehicle and Park Min Young was just along for the ride. Perhaps a stint in move-land will do them both good so I’m hoping this casting new comes true.