By Lee Hyo-won
After wrapping up her Hollywood debut film, hallyu princess Jun Ji-hyun
will star in "Superman Ieotdeon Sanai" ("A Man Who Was Superman
") with award-winning actor Hwang Jung-min
("You are my Sunshine
", 2005), according to CJ Entertainment.
Also known as Gianna Jeon, the heroine of "My Sassy Girl
" (2001) will play the role of a small production company head who tries, using coercive measures, to document the life of a heartless Superman (Hwang).
"The unique script was very appealing and I am looking forward to working with Hwang Jung-min
", she was quoted as saying according to CJ Entertainment.
Following her last Korean film "Daisy"
(2006), Jun was in the United States for her role in "Blood: The Last Vampire
", a post-World War II horror story based on a Japanese comic series and co-produced by Korea. The movie awaits release next year.
"A Man Who Was Superman
" traces the adventures of a Don Quixote-like man who tries to help out a neighbor. Directed by Chung Yoon-chul
, maker of warm family movies like "Marathon"
(2005), the film is scheduled to go into production this fall for release early next year.