Korean actors Joo Won, Sulli of girl group f(x) and Park Se-young have been cast in a new film project based on a popular web-cartoon series.
The three actors and model-and-actor Ahn Jae-hyun, actor Kim Sung-oh of TV series “Secret Garden” have all confirmed to join “King of Fashion,” the movie project based on the webtoon of the same name, the film’s distributor NEW said on Monday.
Joo Won will turn into a high schooler named Woo Gi-myeong who opens his eyes on fashion and does his best to become ‘the king of fashion’ for his crush, who is the character named Hye-jin that Park Se-young will take on.
Sulli will portray Woo’s classmate Eunjin who has a secret crush on Woo and later becomes much prettier than before, and Ahn will Woo’s rival in fashion and fashion model Won-ho.
Kim Sung-oh, the helpless secretary of Hyun Bin in “Secret Garden,” will turn into Nam-jung, who teaches real fashion to Woo.
“My heart already flutters to make the film with most sought-after stars. I’m glad to make the webtoon into a movie and I’ll do my best since I revved up for this film for a long time,” director Oh Gi-hwan, who grabbed noticeable Chinese box office success with Korea-China romance film “A Wedding Invitation,” unveiled his expectation.
Using high school fashion as its material, the webtoon created by webtoonist named Keean84 achieved cult status with its interesting plot and strong sense of humor, yet drawing in a same amount of criticism with its absurd storyline and belated up-date.
The movie is set to crank in this month and open in the local theaters in the second half of this year.
Reporter. Cory Lee
Courtesy of Sim Entertainment, SM Entertainment, S.A.L.T Entertainment, HB Entertainment, Double K E&M