Park Shi-yeon returns to film as a femme fatale
Actress Park Shi-yeon
) will be making her big screen comeback early next year opposite Park Hee-soon
(A Barefoot Dream
) in a thriller sex comedy (How’s that for a genre mashup?) called Scent of a Woman
. Yeah, someone should tell them there’s a drama around with the same name. Wouldn’t that be your first order of business? Emergency title brainstorm meeting?
Park Shi-yeon will be starring as a femme fatale in the film
described as a “sexual comedy with thriller elements.” I don’t know what
that means, but I just hope it’s not a sign of an identity crisis. PD Kim Hyung-joon
who directed the thriller No Mercy
will be at the helm. There’s not too much detail about the story, but
Park Hee-soon will play a detective who comes across Park Shi-yeon
during an investigation, only he somehow ends up the prime suspect
because of her. His underling detective, played by Joo Sang-wook
, pictured below), will end up chasing him in turn.
So love triangle with two detectives and one femme fatale? That’s not
an unfamiliar setup, but I’m more intrigued by the so-called
thriller-sex-comedy angle. Especially because I’d be uninterested if
Park Shi-yeon were playing a straight-up femme fatale, which she’s done
before. But I like her much better as a rom-com actress, because she has
a naturally bubbly personality that comes across much better onscreen.
So if they actually pull this off as a laugh-out-loud comedy, then I’m
down.Scent of a Woman
starts shooting in late August, and plans for an early 2012 premiere.
Via My Daily