Hallyu star Song Seung-heon [Storm S Company]
An official at Storm S Company said in a phone call with Asia Economic Daily that the Korean actor has been cast as the male lead which had been taken on by the late Hollywood actor Patrick Swayze in the legendary 1990 movie.
The official added that the actor is "leaving for Japan next month" to shoot the pic, which will be released in the country this fall.
In the remake, to be directed by noted filmmaker Tarô Ohtani, Japanese actress Nanako Matsushima will reprise the role originally played by Demi Moore, playing the live-in girlfriend of Song's character who gets murdered by his best friend.
Song, 33, rose to stardom after appearing in the popular sitcom "Three Guys and Three Girls" (MBC, 1996) and has since starred in many television dramas and films including the smash hits "Autumn in my Heart" (KBS2, 2000), "Summer Scent" (KBS2, 2003) and "East of Eden" (MBC, 2008).
The heartthrob actor will be making a comeback to the small screen in Korea later this year as he recently signed on to star in the new TV series "My Princess" opposite top Korean actress Kim Tae-hee.
Reporter : Lim Hye-seon lhsro@
Editor : Lynn Kim lynn2878@
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