Kim Jae Joong Cast in His First Movie Opposite Song Ji Hyo
JYJ’s Kim Jae Joong is making his big screen debut opposite Song Ji Hyo!
On April 20, C-Jes Entertainment, home to both JYJ and Song Ji Hyo, announced Kim Jae Joong and Song Ji Hyo had been cast as the male and female leads for the upcoming movie, The Jackal is Coming.
The Jackal is Coming revolves around a clumsy female assassin who gets assigned to kidnap a famous and popular singer. C-Jes Entertainment revealed the first script reading with Kim Jae Joong and Song Ji Hyo had already taken place.
The Jackal is Coming will mark Kim Jae Joong’s first attempt at acting on the big screen while for Song Ji Hyo, it will mark her first movie role since the 2011 Late Blossom. The movie will be directed by Bae Hyeong Jun who previously directed the romantic comedy Too Beautiful to Lie, starring Kim Ha Neul and Kang Dong Won.
A member of C-Jes shared, “Until now, Kim Jae Joong had mainly taken on stiffer roles with a protecting image and [this time] wanted to show something new. Wanting to extend his acting spectrum, he decided to take on this role.”
It was revealed originally the male lead was offered to 2AM’s Lim Seulong, but due to Lim Seulong’s busy schedule, he had to pass on the role. The movie is planned to begin shooting in early May.
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