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Good Morning President – Sneak Peek

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Good Morning President (굿모닝 프레지던트) – starring Jang Dong Gun, Lee Soon Jae, Ko Doo Shim, Han Chae Young, and Im Ha Ryong – opened its on-set presidential office to the media on June 20. The film’s main cast and PD Jang Jin were all present for the press conference.

Jang Dong Gun as President

Jang Dong Gun as President Cha Ji Wook

Good Morning President - on set

on Good Morning President's set

Jang Young Nam & Jang Dong Gun on set

Jang Young Nam & Jang Dong Gun as a Blue House staff advisor & President Cha Ji Wook

President Cha Ji Wook

Jang Dong Gun as President Cha Ji Wook

Good Morning President - cast & PD Jang Jin

Im Ha Ryong, Ko Doo Shim, Lee Soon Jae, Han Chae Young, Jang Dong Gun, Jang Jin (director)

Lee Soon Jae, Ko Doo Shim, Jang Dong Gun (the three presidents)

Lee Soon Jae, Ko Doo Shim, Jang Dong Gun (the three presidents)

Jang Dong Gun

Jang Dong Gun

Surprisingly, the film is actually a comedy rather than a drama. Jang Dong Gun said that he is enjoying himself and learning a lot on set in his first comedic role. When asked why he chose this role over the many other proposals he must have received in the past four years, the popular actor responded, “I heard about Good Morning President by chance while meeting with Director Jang Jin and discussing movies and requested, ‘When the scenario comes out, please show me first’. The scenario was fun and fresh and in particular, was a comedy, which I’ve never done before. Plus I’ve shown fans a lot of tragic characters so far, so I had said that I would do bright and pleasant roles in the future. [Since this role] fit all the conditions I had promised fans, I happily agreed to appear.”

PD Jang Jin & the main cast

PD Jang Jin & the main cast

Lee Soon Jae (Beethoven Virus) plays Kim Jung Ho, the president who has six months left in his term when he wins the lottery. Jang Dong Gun (Typhoon) is charismatic President Cha Ji Wook. Han Chae Young (Boys Over Flowers) has the role of Kim Jung Ho, who has harboured feelings for Cha Ji Wook since they were children. Ko Doo Shim (Chunja’s Special Day) plays Korea’s first female president, Han Gyung Ja. Im Ha Ryong (Insadong Scandal) plays the First Gentleman – Han Gyung Ja’s husband. Jang Young Nam (Secret Couple) has a smaller role as a Blue House staff advisor for President Cha.

The comedy, written and directed by Jang Jin (who wrote Public Enemy Returns), is supposed to complete filming this month and premiere near the end of 2009.

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Written by KP

July 20, 2009 at 9:42 pm

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