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Kang Ha Neul Is Adorable With His 'Like For Likes' Co-Star Esom In 1st Look

BY Adrienne Stanley | Jan 19, 2016 07:07 PM EST


Kang Ha Neul and Esom (Lee Esom) transform into a romantically-charged, "same age" couple in their 1st Look pictorial.

On January 20 (KST), OSEN released photos from the shoot, which depict the "Like for Likes" stars in resplendent poses.

In the article, the actors, who are both 25-years-old, are praised for their compelling chemistry. 

Kang portrays Lee Soo Ho, an emerging composer who is inexperienced with dating. Esom is Jang Na Yeon, a television producer who considers herself to a relationship expert even though she is a rookie in her work life, in the upcoming CJ Entertainment release. 

OSEN also noted the methodology used by Kang and Esom to develop their on-screen personas, which included spending their free time together while engaging in activities that are generally enjoyed by couples.

Directed by Park Hyun Jin, who is credited for her work on the films "Remarkable Woman" and "Lovers of Six Years," "Like for Likes" examines the romantic exploits of three couples, as impacted by social media. 

The movie features a star-studded cast which is led by "Veteran" star Yoo Ah In and Lee Mi Yeon, who recently appeared as the adult version of Duk Seon in "Reply 1988." 

Kim Ju Hyeok, who portrayed the future husband of Duk Sun joins "Twenty Again" actress Choi Ji Woo, to round out the main cast. 

he film marks the first silver screen release from Kang, following the meteoric success of his 2015 coming-of-age movie, "Twenty." He is also garnering positive attention as a cast member of the highly anticipated adaptation of the Chinese tale, "Bu Bu Jing Xin," a project that was initially titled, "Moon Lovers."  

Model-turned-actress Esom has appeared in several movie roles including her portrayal of Jang Mi in "Man on High Heels." 

"Like for Likes" premieres in Korean theaters on February 18. 

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