Han Hyo-joo

Korean actress Han Hyo-joo. [TenAsia/ Gue Hye Jung]

Korean actress Han Hyo-joo will start filming her first-ever Japanese movie by renowned Japanese director Issin Inudo.

Han has been cast in Inudo’s new Japanese movie “Miracle Debikuro Gun’s Love and Magic” (translated title), her agency BH Entertainment said in a press release Thursday.

Opposite to Japanese top idol group Arashi’s member Aiba Masaki, the actress will take on world-renowned Korean lighting designer in the novel-turned-movie.

Based on named novelist Nakamura Kou’s “Cry 100 Times” inspired by Yamasita Tasturo’s legend J-pop “Christmas Eve,” the movie will be helmed by famed director Isshin Inudo of “Josee, the Tiger and the Fish” and “House of Himiko.”

“I have always loved films by Issin Inudo and I’m very glad to join his new film as a big fan of him. While reading the scenario, I thought it is a heart-warming story which has two sides in it, realistic yet pure and innocent yet mature,” Han showed her excitement.

The movie’s producing firm Asumic Ace also showed their satisfaction that, “We have decided cast Han with her pure and refreshing image. Her various filmography also proved her wide spectrum of acting and great acting skills. We’re very glad to work with her.”

Co-starring Japanese model-turned-actress Nana Eikura and idol star Toma Ikuta, the movie will crank in next January and open in the Japanese theaters next Autumn.

Reporter. Cory Lee
Photographer. Gue Hye-jung photonine@tenasia.co.kr