Lee Bum Soo To Appear as Top Secret Researcher in ′Comeback′
Lee Bum Soo, who showcased his delightful charisma in his role as Yoo Bang in the recently ended SBS drama History of Salaryman, will return as a top secret researcher in the movie Comeback.
Lee was at the premiere of Comeback at a CGV in Wangsimni on March 19 and showed a different type of appeal from the one he showed as Yoo Bang in his new role as Baek Hyun Chul in the upcoming movie.
Although Lee was able to show off his slapstick comedy routine through his role as Yoo Bang, he won’t be able to continue the slapstick humor. Instead the comedy will be carried by the humor arising from the different scenarios in the movie scenes. Moreover, the comic releif, An Jin Oh, will be played by Ryu Seung Bum.
Lee explained why he took the role of Baek Hyun Chul at the press meeting that was held right after the premiere, saying, “Although the An Jin Oh character is overflowing with charm, if you take a look at my filmography, I have played a similar role [as An Jin Oh] at least twice in the past. And while Hyun Chul may seem like a typical character when compared to Jin Oh, his role could change drastically depending on how I decide to play the role.”
Lee added, “When I saw the script, I decided to join the cast because I thought it could be an interesting, entertaining movie if all went according to plan. Furthermore, I also saw the movie today and it was quite entertaining.”
Lee’s Baek Hyun Chul character is a top secret researcher who is trying to find a corpse that holds a deeper secret with the help of Han Dong Hwa (played by Kim Ok Bin), the daughter of a fellow researcher.
The stubborn character, An Jin Oh (played by Ryu Seung Bum), will provide comic relief and bring out the laughter from the audience.
Director Woo Sun Ho is making his feature film debut with Comeback. In 2005, Woo showed his directing talents when he received the Best Picture Award for King of Comedy at the Mise-en-Scene Short Film Festival.
Comeback will be released in theaters on March 29, and is recommended for viewers 15 years and older.
Photo credit: Hea Jung Min
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