Jin Goo has been cast as the male lead of the upcoming movie You’re So Precious to Me, Korean news agencies announced on October 21.
You’re So Precious to Me will follow the story of an ordinary worker who has spent his entire life alone and the changes he will experience as he lives with a child with an audio-visual impairment. The storyline was reportedly inspired by the Helen Keller National Center, a foundation in the United States that offers support and services for the blind and the deaf. It has also been praised by the Korean Film Council as “an impressive [story] that tackles, in detail, a subject matter that should be made into a movie at least once.”
Jin Goo will essay the role of Jae-shik, an eccentric man who works at an event agency called Shik Entertainment. One day, he finds himself living with Eun-hye (Jung Seo-yeon, Mother), a young girl who has an audio-visual disability. As the two hustle, constantly trying to find ways to communicate, they will witness little miracles along the way that will change their lives forever.
Jin Goo, whose latest movie appearance is in Heung-boo: The Revolutionist (2018), made his film debut with a bit role in Romantic Warriors (2003). Following the consistent flow of his television and film projects in the next years, he found his breakthrough role in Bong Joon-ho’s 2009 noir thriller Mother. His outstanding performance in the movie earned him various nominations and awards, including the Best Supporting Actor distinction from the 46th Grand Bell Awards and the 30th Blue Dragon Film Awards. In 2016, Jin Goo experienced a notable boost in his popularity and gained acclaim for his portrayal of a sergeant major in the hit Kim Eun-sook series Descendants of the Sun. With his acting skills that have earned praise from critics and viewers in both the small-screen and silver-screen industries, the audience can look forward to a great and memorable performance from the actor in the upcoming film.
You’re So Precious to Me (tentative title) will be directed by Lee Chang-won and Kwon Seong-mo. It reportedly began filming on October 15.