Top actor Jang Dong-gun returns to the silver screen for the first time in four years, in a comedy featuring him as a handsome president.
In the film, “Good Morning President,” Jang plays the role of President Cha Ji-wook, who, despite his charisma, remains mild mannered with his lovers.
Jang’s last film appearance was his starring role in 2005’s “Typhoon.”
In addition to Jang, two other fictional presidents will be featured in the movie– one who wins a lottery near the end of his presidential term, played by Lee Soon-jae, and another who becomes South Korea’s first female president, played by Ko Doo-shim.
Actress Han Chae-young will appear as a spokeswoman for the opposition party, whom President Cha has had a crush on since childhood.
“I’ve wanted to play a comical role. I’m also pleased to be keeping my promise to act in a touching movie,” Jang said in a press interview.
Director Jang Jin expressed thanks for Jang’s enthusiasm toward the project. Good Morning President will open later this year. (Korea Times)