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GLORY DAY Confirms Youth-led Cast
Apr 29, 2015
- Writerby June Kim
A Film About a Broken Friendship
Four young friends will have their relationship put in jeopardy after an incident one night in a new film by director CHOE Jeong-yeol, Glory Day (working title). CHOE who has worked in production for a while, accumulating experience in diverse fields on set. From taking small acting roles to working on the production team, screenplay adaptation and finally directing, CHOE was involved in works such as The Show Must Go On (2007) and Closer to Heaven (2009). For his shorts Man (2009) and The Unbearable Heaviness of Nagging (2009), CHEON received awards at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and the Grand Bell Film Awards as well as a few international film festivals.
The casting of the four friends has become a heated topic due to the involvement of a famous K-pop star. As a member of one of the most popular groups these days, EXO’s Suho will play a character named Sang-woo who is the initiator of the dilemma the friends face. This will be Suho’s first film in a lead role. KIM Ji-soo, a rising star who has been recognized for his latest role in the TV drama series Angry Mom, will be in the role of Yong-bi. Although it was a supporting role, KIM performed in last year’s award-winning indie film Han Gong-ju. Glory Day is RYOO Jun-yeol’s third film. His previous works include Socialphobia, which received positive criticism when it was released in March. The last of the four friends, Doo-man, will be played by KIM Hee-chan who has also been cast for the highly anticipated TV drama Producer, which will air in May. Holding the key to the fate of the four friends is PARK Hae-eun, a female newscaster who has the brains and the beauty, played by LEE Ji-yeon.
The four actors went through an open audition and were finally cast in the film. Glory Day will start shooting on May 1st.