July 19, 2024
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“Love Next Door” vs. “I, the Executioner”: Jung Hae-in Takes on Romance & Action!

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Jung Hae-in poses for photos. ‘I, the Executioner‘ was officially screened at the Cannes International Film Festival. [Photo: CJ ENM]

Jung Hae-in Takes on Romance and Action in Upcoming Drama “Love Next Door” and Movie “I, the Executioner”

Jung Hae-in to Showcase Romantic Comedy Skills in “Love Next Door”

Jung Hae-in is gearing up to meet fans with not one, but two exciting projects! His first stop is tvN’s new drama “Love Next Door,” a romantic comedy premiering in August and directed by Yoo Je-won with a script by Shin Ha-eun.

The drama “Love Next Door” is a romantic comedy following a woman seeking a fresh start and her mother’s friend’s son, who embodies her personal black history. The story centers on Choi Seung-hyo (Jung Hae-in), a childhood friend and keeper of each other’s embarrassing moments, reuniting with Bae Seok-ryu (Jung So Min) at a turning point in their lives. Laughter, warm emotions, and excitement are all promised in this tale.

This marks Jung Hae-in’s first foray into the romantic comedy genre. Having captivated audiences with his heartfelt portrayals in dramas like “Something in the Rain” and “One Spring Night,” and his emotional performance in the movie “Tune in for Love,” viewers are eager to see his chemistry with Jung So-min in “Love Next Door.”

Drama Info

  • Native Title: 엄마 친구 아들
  • Also Known As: Golden Boy , Mother’s Friend’s Son , My Mom’s Friend’s Son
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Director: Yoo Je Won
  • Screenwriter: Shin Ha Eun
  • Number of Episodes: 16
  • Release date: Aug 17, 2024
  • Aired On: Saturday, Sunday
  • Watch On: Netflix (not officially confirmed)

Jung Hae-in Transforms for Action Role in “I, the Executioner”

Following the heartwarming romance, Jung Hae-in will showcase his versatility by taking on a powerful action role in “I, the Executioner.” Scheduled for release in September, the film follows Detective Park Seo-woo (Jung Hae-in), the newest member of the violent crime investigation team led by the tenacious Detective Seo Do-cheol (Hwang Jung-min), as they hunt down a notorious serial killer.

“I, the Executioner” garnered international attention with its premiere at the 77th Cannes International Film Festival’s Midnight Screening section. The film received rave reviews from foreign media, with publications like Screen Daily praising it as “incredibly amazing action since ‘John Wick 4’! A sequel that surpasses its predecessor!” and South China Morning Post commending its “more intense action, tighter storytelling, and a roller coaster ride!”

Director Ryu Seung-wan, known for his action-packed genre films, is making a highly anticipated return with “I, the Executioner.” This marks Jung Hae-in’s first collaboration with Ryu Seung-wan in nearly nine years, and the director himself has expressed excitement about Jung Hae-in’s portrayal, stating, “Actor Jung Hae-in is very cool,” and hinting at a “darker movie than you think.”

Movie info

Since Jung Hae-in is known for more emotional roles, are you surprised to see him in an action film?

Based on the synopsis, do you think the childhood friends to lovers trope in “Love Next Door” will be cliche or heartwarming?

Hi! I'm Lovely Rose, and I'm a huge fan of Korean dramas and K-pop. But my interests go beyond fandom – I also love reading novels and writing. However, here I want to write about dramas and K-pop music, That's what brings me here!

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