Actors Kim So Yeon (IRIS) and Joo Jin Mo (A Frozen Flower) have been cast in $10 million film “Coffee.” The big budget movie is based on the novel “Russian Coffee” by Kim Tak Hwan. The story is set in the latter era of the Chosun Dynasty and is about the Japanese assassination attempt on Emperor Gojong. Kim So Yeon replaces Lee Da Hae as Chosun’s first barista Tanya, and Joo Jin Mo plays Russia’s best sniper Ilichi. Park Ye Jin’s boyfriend Park Hee Soon plays Emperor Gojong, who has in fact been a huge fan of coffee. Yoo Seon (Moss) is Sadako who maneuvers Ilichi.
Director Chang Yoon Hyun, who produced movies like Jeon Do Yeon’s debut film The Contact (1997) and Shim Eun Ha’s Tell Me Something (1999), will be directing “Coffee.” The big budget spy blockbuster will start filming March 29th.