Im Ji Gyu as The Male Lead for Goo Hye Sun’s First Directed Full-Length Movie


(Translated from 뉴스엔) Actor Im Ji Gyu has been selected as the male lead for Goo Hye Sun’s first directed full length movie “Magic”.

Im Ji Gyu has received attention for his movie works “Milky Way Liberation Front” and “Who’s That Knocking at My Door” at Jeonju International Film Festival and Pusan International Film Festival and he is also being awarded the rookie award at Buil Film Awards. He has been casted as the male lead for actress-turned-director Goo Hye Sun’s first full-length movie “Magic” and the filming has started.

Goo Hye Sun has received many public interest for her versatile talents from exhibition to publication and her first directed full-length movie “Magic” is about young musicians and their love and relationship. Im Ji Gyu undertook the role of “Myeong Jin” who is a unskilled cellist with negative introspective.



Through the help from his friend “Jeong Woo” (role played by Kim Jeong Wook), “Myeong Jin” becomes an aspiring cellist who received all attention. He eventually made completed ”Ji Eun” (role played by Seo Hyun Jin)’s Magic which “Jeong Woo” could not complete.

Although Im Ji Gyu has been known as the star for independent films, he is still a unfamiliar actor to the general public. As Goo Hye Sun finds Im Ji Gyu’s appearance gave out a musician alike atmosphere, and she is impressed for his natural acting in the movie “”Milky Way Liberation Front”, as soon as she received the recommendation on him from her filming crew, she immediately designated him for the role.

Im Ji Gyu has been receiving private cello lessons since November last year for immersion in his role “Myeong Jin” as a cellist. As it is his first experience with cello instrument and also the first time he undertook the main lead in a commercial movie, he felt a lot of burden on it. However, he showed great satisfaction after watching the completed edited 10-minute version of the video.

And also, the filming has started from January 15 in Chang Young Elementary School which is located in Incheon. Although the filming started off in a distant atmosphere, the cue sound from the beautiful director gradually turned the atmosphere to a harmony one. And having stayed together for an entire week, they have also built up great teamworkship. The movie “Magic” has began its first set filming and it is expected to continue filming till mid February. The movie is set to release in the fall. 


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