Yoo Ah In Courted As Crown Prince Sado For Movie “Sado”
Seems no time to sit still for Yoo Ah In this year as the work-in-waiting list gets longer.
News just broke this afternoon that Yoo Ah In is courted to frontline the new period/sageuk movie Sado or 사도 (working title). Film distributor Showbox stated on the 30th, “We proposed Yoo Ah In to take on the role of The Crown Prince Sado. At the moment Yoo Ah In is reviewing the script with positive consideration.”
Director Lee Joon Ik, responsible forThe King and the Clown; the highest grossing Korean film of 2005, and Wish (2013), a movie that won Best Picture in Blue Dragon Awards, will take the megaphone.
The “10 Million Club” actor (actors whose movies have sold 10 million tickets) Song Kang Ho, has confirmed earlier to play King Yeongjo. Song Kang Ho has a very impressive resume. He has bagged Best Actor awards many times through his movies such as Snowpiercer, The Face Reader, and The Attorney.
The story of Sado is based on the famous history of Crown Prince Sado and King Yeong Jo of Joseon. History indicates Sado suffered from mental illness, accused of randomly killing people in the palace and being a serial rapist. King Yeongjo issued a royal decree that ordered Sado climb into and be sealed within a large wooden rice chest on a hot July day in 1762. After eight days, Sado died of suffocation.
During the 19th century, there were rumors that Prince Sado had not been mentally ill, but had been framed. Sado’s death remains an issue of debate to whether his death was a retribution for his actual misconduct or if he was the victim of a conspiracy by his political opponents. I suppose the Sado movie will take this conspiracy theory as its point of view.
At the moment Yoo Ah In is still busy shooting the drama Secret Love Affair which is still airing, and also the movie Veteran which will release by the end of this year. But expectation is getting higher along with the rising popularity of his drama and Song Kang Ho’s big name. Korean media wrote that it’s a brilliant line-up, and concurred that Yoo Ah In will pull the character off, based on the positive reviews that he received on his acting as King Sukjong in SBS drama Jang Ok Jung, Live In Love.
Sado plans to crank in on July this year after completing the whole casting, and will release sometimes next year.
Sageuk and Master Sik? It’s rainbows and unicorns rolled in one! So I say: let the good time and Sik overdose roll~ 🙂
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