Jang Geun-seok takes the lead in "You’re My Pet"
Only one news outlet is reporting this, but Jang Geun-seok
has reportedly been finalized as the lead in the Korean movie version
of You’re My Pet, a remake of Japanese drama Kimi
wa petto. The movie had gone through an earlier casting round
Kim Hyun-joong as the cute “pet” to a fashion-editor careerwoman, a
role that was once rumored to be Su Ae’s.
According to Star News, Jang has decided on the role and is currently
finalizing the details. An A-list actress (yet-unnamed) is the top
contender for the female lead, and once the rest of the casting is made
official, the movie will begin filming.
This ought to be interesting — back when Kim Hyun-joong was
supposedly headlining, I had been turned off because his acting is SO
inadequate that it even got in the way of my finding him physically
attractive; in Boys Before Flowers, my annoyance with the
acting spilled over into annoyance with the character. But Jang
Geun-seok is not only pretty, he’s got comic chops as well as dramatic
ones. Plus, there’s the fun trivia tidbit of Jang taking over this role
from Kim considering that he had initially wanted to play the Ji-hoo
role in Boys Before Flowers (which, of course, eventually went
(The source article says Jang’s casting is a done deal, but until I
see other outlets reporting this news, I’m not fully convinced this is
final. For what it’s worth.)