Han Ji Min In Talks To Reunite With Nam Joo Hyuk In Remake Of Japanese Film
On May 14, a film industry source revealed, “Han Ji Min has been selected to play the female lead in ‘Josee’ (literal title) and is currently in the final stages of negotiation.” In response, Han Ji Min’s agency BH Entertainment stated, “The movie is one of several works that have been proposed to her. Nothing is confirmed at this time.”
“Josee” is a remake of the 2004 Japanese film “Josee, the Tiger and the Fish.” It tells the story of a romance between a disabled girl named Josee, who gets around by being pushed in a stroller by her grandmother, and Tsuneo, a college student. Despite being an indie film, the movie recieved much love in Korea and was even re-released in 2016.
In early April, Nam Joo Hyuk was confirmed for the role of Tsuneo. If Han Ji Min is confirmed for the female lead, it will be her first work with the actor since starring in JTBC’s “Radiant” together back in March.
Upon hearing news of the remake, Tsumabuki Satoshi, who played Tsuneo in the original film, stated, “I am very happy that a work that I was a part of has received continuous love and is being remade. I believe this is evidence that the film was able to influence your lives, even if just a little bit. I will definitely go to watch it once completed.”
“Josee” will be directed by Kim Jong Kwan, whose most recent works include the “Walking at Night” segment of Netflix’s “Persona” and the movie “The Table.” It will begin filming in October and is scheduled to be released in the first half of next year.
Check out Han Ji Min and Nam Joo Hyuk in the first episode of “Radiant” below!