Actor Han So-hee drops out of new film citing health concerns
Actor Han So-hee has decided to drop out of new film “Gentleman” (working title), due to health concerns, her agency 9Ato Entertainment said Wednesday.
Last month, it was announced that Han and actor Ju Ji-hoon will star in the film, which will be produced by local streaming platform Wavve. Shooting was set to begin this month.
“Han So-hee strongly hoped she could continue to be a part of the film ‘Gentleman’ despite her busy schedule, but was advised recently by her doctor to take a break and recuperate in order to recover from her current condition of feeling severe fatigue,” stated the agency. “After a lengthy discussion about the film with the production team, she has agreed to take some time off and take a rest both mentally and physically.”
Han is currently starring in JTBC drama series “Nevertheless.”
The film’s production team has yet to reveal who will replace Han. But on Wednesday, it announced that actor Park sung-woong will join the cast as one of the two leading characters along with Ju.
The film is a comedy about a private detective played by Ju who teams up with a prosecutor to solve a murder and prove his own innocence after being falsely accused of being the killer.
It is slated for theatrical release next May, and will be released on Wavve after.
BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [firstname.lastname@example.org]
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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