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Good Morning President – Jang Dong Gun & Other Big Names

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An all-star cast has been announced for upcoming movie Good Morning President (굿모닝 프레지던트).

Good Morning, President - expected cast

Good Morning, President - expected cast

Jang Dong Gun made headlines yesterday when Good Morning President was confirmed as his first movie since Typhoon (2005).  However, expectations are now raised further with news that Lee Soon Jae (Beethoven Virus, Mom’s Dead Upset), Ko Doo Sim (commonly spelled Go Doo Shim; Chunja’s Special Day), and Han Chae Young (Boys Over Flowers) will join the cast. (Contracts have yet to be signed with Lee, Ko, and Han; however, they are almost done with negotiations.)

The omnibus film will be about three (fictional) South Korean presidents. Lee Soon Jae will be featured first as an elderly president who wins the lottery near the end of his presidential term. Due to his position, he struggles to decide whether or not he should claim the prize. Jang will play the following president, Cha Ji Wook, who is young, handsome, and ambitious. His charisma can be compared to newly-elected U.S. President Barack Obama’s. Han Chae Young’s character is the outgoing president’s daughter, who is dating Cha Ji Wook. Ko Doo Sim will be the third president in the film – the first female president of Korea.

Jang Dong Gun agreed to the part after reading director-writer Jang Jin’s script. (Jang Jin is a multi-talented writer, director, and producer. He wrote the script for Public Enemy Returns, and was the producer and writer for Going by the Book.) This project must have been in the works for a while, as Jang Dong Gun had been considering this role since late 2007. Filming for Good Morning President is scheduled to begin in April.


Written by KP

February 23, 2009 at 10:36 pm

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  1. I saw the movie last Saturday. It was very interesting. Can I get the whole story in English.
    Thank you.

    Park Chul JIn

    November 3, 2009 at 10:47 am

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