Monday, August 06, 2007
Jo In Sung to act out homosexual love in Director Yoo Ha's upcoming historical film
Director Yoo Ha of 'A Dirty Carnival' and Jo In Sung are partnering once again. This time it is a historical film set in Goryeo and is a melodrama following homosexual love.
Jo In Sung has been turning down numerous offers for movie and drama appearances to take on the role in the upcoming film by the director. The film will start filming next March, being the last for Jo In Sung before he enlists for his military duty. The title is to be determined.
Director Yoo says, "This is an original piece based on a true story of the Goryeo era and I have not yet decided the title. It is a love story with two men and one lady.
" He also says, "This is my fifth piece, but I wanted to make a change so I decided to do a historical film. I always felt uncomfortable with the genre but I felt I should try to overcome those feelings. It is also a new challenge for me to focus on a melodrama."
Director Yoo has received good reviews from critics and audiences for his provocative perspectives and portraying the violent aspects of human nature.
According to Director Yoo, Jo In Sung will play a Goryeo warrior accompanied by another actor and actress to form a melo line, and will also have a slight homosexual tendency added to it. He directly says it is a love story of the men, and the cast for the two other roles have not yet been decided upon.
The scenario will be completed towards the end of August while Jo In Sung is training in martial arts to play his role. Jo In Sung says, "After 'A Dirty Carnival,' I decided to do my next piece with director Yoo. I will start learning horseback riding, martial arts, and the geomungo starting this month as the Director says it is necessary for my role.
" He added, "I haven't heard the details about the film yet, but I trust the director. I will try my best as I believe it is an opportunity to show a good aspect of myself as an actor once again," showing his faith in Director Yoo.
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