Park Jin Young in Talks to Join Kim Da Mi and Jeon So Ni in Remake of C-movie Soulmate

Okay, this is so not fair to one female lead and tips the romance pre-release in favor of the other just by casting alone, lol. K-actor Park Jin Young is considering the male lead role in the female-centric best friends for live K-movie remake of the hit C-movie Soulmate (Qi Yue Yu An Sheng). The female leads are Kim Da Mi and Jeon So Ni and if he accepts it’ll be a reunion with Jeon So Ni from playing the college age OTP of the main leads in weekend drama When My Love Blooms. I didn’t like the drama very much but did watch every weekend til nearly the end when I had to admit the story and central romance didn’t make me root for anyone in particular. Kinda felt like it was crafted by checking the boxes rather than an organic story needing to be told. Conversely Soulmate is an exquisite and amazing movie about two very strong young woman so I’m looking forward to the K-remake especially with a few years having passed so the remake won’t be immediately compared with the original.

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Decked Out Korean Stars Attend the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong

The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) took place this week in Hong Kong, gathering together the popular Korean stars of music and acting. It’s basically Hallyu-palooza staged by Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M. The lead up has been pretty … Continue reading