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HA Ji-won, CHEN Bolin Wrap LIFE-STAKING LOVE
Dec 22, 2015
- Writerby Pierce Conran
Romcom Thriller Due out Next Year
Korean actress HA Ji-won and Taiwanese star CHEN Bolin wrapped the romcom thriller Life-Staking Love (literal title) earlier this month on the 5th in Paju, northwest of Seoul. The film, which began its shoot in Itaewon, Seoul on September 6th this year, is the debut feature of SONG Min-kyu, who previously was wrote and produced KANG Je-kyu’s war epic My Way (2011).
HA plays a mystery novel writer who goes after a serial killer with the help of her friend (CHUN Jeong-myoung), a detective. Soon, they cross paths with the mysterious Jason (CHEN).
Well-known across the big and small screen, HA last appeared in Chronicle of a Blood Merchant (2015), which was directed by and featured HA Jung-woo in the lead role. She has appeared in horrors (The Phone, 2002), romcoms (Love, So Divine, 2004), melodramas (Closer To Heaven, 2009) and blockbusters (Haeundae, 2009).
Life-Staking Love marks CHEN’s second appearance in a Korean film, following SUN Hao’s Korea-China co-production Bad Guys Always Die with SON Ye-jin, which debuted at the Busan International Film Festival this year and will debut in local theaters on January 21st following its Chinese bow late last month.
In the third lead role, CHUN marks his return to the big screen two years after the romcom Queen of the Night. The cast also features OH Jeong-se (How to Use Guys with Secret Tips, 2013), YUN So-hui (Salut d’Amour, 2015) and SONG Min-jeong (A Blood Pledge, 2009). Life-Staking Love, which is being produced by BA Entertainment and distributed by OPUS Pictures, is currently in post-production and expected to hit screens in the first half of next year.