It’s been a long time since I saw Kang Ji Hwan on the small screen, with his last K-drama being Big Man in early 2014. The drama was a misfire for me in every way other than his fantastic chemistry and character interactions with second female lead Jung So Min. It’ll be awhile longer to see him back in drama land as his next project is confirmed to be a Chinese-Korean joint production movie tentatively called A-lister Fall From the Sky, which sounds a lot punnier in Chinese than the literal translation. Costarring with him is Chinese actress Jiang Yuan, with the two attending the filming commencement ceremony this week as the movie heads into production with an eye towards the year end holiday season release. Nice to see him in a new acting project even if it’s one of those popular Chinese-Korean joint productions that so many Korean stars are diving into these days.
In the movie, Kang Ji Hwan plays an A-list Hallyu star whose stars falls after he starts drinking his romantic troubles away and ends up in a scandal. He takes off for China to escape the media heat and encounters his Chinese super fan played by Jiang Yuan, with what ensues being a star-fan romance that is described as funny and a modern Cinderella take.