Sooyoung cast for film adaptation of famous Japanese novel

April 11, 2018
A photo of Sooyoung provided by Zoa Films (Yonhap)

A photo of Sooyoung provided by Zoa Films (Yonhap)

SEOUL, April 11 (Yonhap) — Girls’ Generation’ Sooyoung has been cast as the female lead in a Korean film adaptation of a best-selling novel by Japanese writer Yoshimoto Banana, the film’s production company said Wednesday.

Singer-actress Sooyoung will play Yumi in the film “Memories of a Dead End,” which began shooting on April 1 in Japan, Zoa Films said in a press release. Rising Japanese actor Shunsuke Tanaka has been cast as Nishiyama, opposite Sooyoung, it added.

The movie tells the story of a woman who gets healed while meeting new people in a strange city at what she thinks is a dead end in her life.

It is the feature debut film of Choi Hyun-young, who won various international awards for her 2009 short film “The After…”

2 Comments

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    April 12, 2018 at 7:54 AM

    When you have Suzy and Yoona as the representative female idol-actors versus Hyungsik and Siwan as representative male idol-actors the difference in acting ability is too glaring and obvious. Just compare D.O to his label-mate, Joy. Both are SM”s new generation of acting idols but one worked his way up with supporting roles, the other takes lead roles right off the bat. One has been acknowledged for his acting ability, the other gets endless criticism. I really think there”s a valid reason why there are disparing remarks when its female idols vs male idols. Unless casting directors start paying attention to the female idols who can act/has potential like Eunji, Sooyoung and Minah, its always going to be the case.

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