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CHA Seung-won Returns to Comedy Genre for Chuseok Holidays
Aug 19, 2019
- Writerby Pierce Conran
LUCK-KEY Director Aiming for Box Office Glory with CHEER UP, MR. LEE
CHA Seung-won is returning to screens next month in the Chuseok holiday title CHEER UP, MR. LEE, the latest comedy-drama from LUCK-KEY (2016) director LEE Gae-byok.
CHEER UP, MR. LEE features CHA as Cheol-soo, a simple-minded man with good looks and a strong physique who one day discovers that he has a daughter, Saet-byeol, who is very sick. The unlikely pair end up going on a trip together.
Model-turned-actor CHA first made his name on the big screen through several hit comedies with directors KIM Sang-jin (Kick The Moon, 2001) and JANG Jin (Murder, Take One, 2005), but CHEER UP, MR. LEE will mark his return to the genre since 2007’s Small Town Rivals.
Among CHA’s co-star will be PARK Hae-joon as Cheol-soo’s brother Young-soo. The actors recently appeared on screen together in LEE Hae-young’s hit thriller Believer (2018), a remake of Johnny TO’s Chinese film Drug War.
Director LEE scored box office gold with his LUCK-KEY, a remake of the Japanese comedy Key of Life, which saw YOO Hae-jin’s hitman and LEE Joon’s wannabe actor trade places. The film drew almost seven million viewers to theaters. LEE also made the 2005 romantic comedy The Beast and the Beauty.