Kim Seul-gi to star in upcoming film ‘Woo-ri, Ja-young’

Comedienne and award-winning actress Kim Seul-gi has been cast in the first commercial film of director Jung Ga-young, Woo-ri, Ja-young (tentative title).

Woo-ri, Ja-young will tell the story of a man and woman who are both having a difficult time exploring the path of love and end up meeting through a dating app. It will star Son Seok-koo (Hit-and-Run Squad) as Woo-ri, a 33-year-old reporter who hates being lonely but is bad at dating, and Jeon Jong-seo as Ja-young (Burning), a 29-year-old woman who has sworn off dating after getting dumped by her boyfriend of one month.

Kim Seul-gi has been roped in to play Yumi, Ja-young’s classmate. Yumi is described as a strong-willed, outspoken, and quirky yet charming person who is a few months shy from turning 30.

The actress shared that she was immediately drawn to the script, prompting her decision to join the movie. “As soon as I received and read it (the screenplay for Woo-ri, Ja-young) through Noon Company (Kim’s agency), I chose it without hesitation. It is an honor to [work] with director Jung Ga-young. I’m looking forward to this [project] a lot,” she said. With her strong acting skills and bright and lovely energy, the viewers can expect Kim to fully immerse herself into the role and showcase Yumi’s character well.

Since her debut in 2011 as a cast member of Saturday Night Live (SNL) Korea, Kim Seul-gi has been remaining active in both small-screen and silver-screen projects, including the movie Jesters: The Game Changers (2019) and the TV series Find Me in Your Memory (2020) and Hi Bye, Mama! (2020). Woo-ri, Ja-young, which is scheduled to begin production in the second half of 2020, is slated to become her next movie appearance after a year.

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