Actress Han Hyo Joo has decided on her next project, a historical film titled “I Am the King of Chosun.” The film has already confirmed Lee Byeong Heon as its male lead. The film follows the Prince and the Pauper motif, and Lee Byeong Heon will play both the 15th century King of Chosun (Gwanghaegun) and the commoner who looks exactly like the king. At the request of Gwanghaegun, the commoner poses as the King, while the King experiences the world beyond his palace walls. The film has already garnered much attention because it is Lee Byeong Heon’s first attempt at a historical piece in his long and illustrious career.
Han Hyo Joo will play the Queen, a resilient woman who maintains her dignity and grace even when unexpected events occur. The actress is no stranger to historical pieces, having successful pulled off her role as Dong Yi, a lowborn slave maid who eventually becomes a Concubine to the King during the Chosun dynasty, in MBC’s “Dong Yi” (2010). In “I Am the King of Chosun,” Han Hyo Joo will be able to showcase a different appeal through her role as the spirited Queen.
“I Am the King of Chosun” aims to premiere sometime during the second half of 2012.
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