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KIM You-jung to Become TWENTIETH CENTURY GIRL in Netflix Original Film
- Writerby KIM Bo-ra
Romantic Drama to Co-Star BYUN Woo-seok
The project marks the feature debut of director BANG Woo-ri and principal photography is expected to begin at some point in the second half of the year. The film will follow a story that takes place in a high school in 1999 and intersects with the present day.
Though still only 21 years old, KIM You-jung is a veteran and the big and small screen, having debuted at the age of four and remained consistently active since then. She is known for the dramas Love in the Moonlight and Backstreet Rookie and films such as The Chaser (2008) and Because I Love You (2017).
BYUN Woo-seok appeared in the popular drama Record of Youth last year and recently shot his first film, a Korean remake of the 2016 Chinese film Soul Mate.
Director BANG first gained notice with her short films, Mrs. Young (2014), It’s a Visiting Day (2016) and The Cover Letter (2016), which have earned several awards, including Best Short at the Blue Dragon Film Awards in 2014. She was also the script editor for the comedy film CHEER UP, MR. LEE (2019).
Twentieth Century Girl is the third officially announced Korean Netflix original film, following JUNG Byung-gil’s Carter and PARK Hyun-jin’s Moral Sense. The film is being produced by Young Film, the company known for The Handmaiden (2016), Believer (2018) and last year’s The Call.