BY Julie Jones | Jul 14, 2015 10:29 AM EDT
Jung Il Woo's latest project is a web drama titled "The Greatest One-Sided Love No One Has Ever Seen Before." And his character is the one who develops a one-sided love.
Last seen in "Diary of a Night Watchman," Jung has taken the lead role of Choi Se Hun, a character described as "the perfect man." Jin Se Yeon, who appeared in "Doctor Stranger," plays Yoo Yi Ryung, the innocent country girl that he falls in love with. Sistar's Bora has signed on to play an accident-prone pop star that knows both Choi Se Hun and Yoo Yi Ryung. The cast will assemble for the first script reading on July 15 and filming is due to begin at the end of the month.
The Korean-Chinese co-production is scheduled to premiere in September in both Korea and China. The romantic comedy will be co-produced by the Chinese portal site Sohu and the Korean production company Kim Jong Hak Production.
It's not the only Chinese project that Jung Il Woo has taken in 2015. In May, his agency Star K Entertainment, announced his appearance in the Chinese film "Strong Woman." The film also stars Chinese actors top Chinese actors Zhao Li Ying, Zhang Han and Liu Yi Fei.
"Strong Woman" is a romantic comedy in which the female lead prefers to believe in mathematical formulas rather than the uncertainty of love. In this film, he plays the CEO of an IT department. While he's at work he is pragmatic but when it comes to love, he tends to be more emotional. However, after they work together, he helps her develop a mobile phone app and a winning formula for love.
Jung worried about taking the "Strong Woman" role because the film was his first time working overseas. But after filming concluded, he said that he worked well with the director and staff and was excited about how the film turned out.
The actor is very popular in China. Jung first became popular in China due to his appearance in the drama "Unstoppable High Kick." His latest drama "Diary of a Night Watchman" also received plenty of attention in China.
In January 2015, he received the Best Actor of the Year award at the Asia Influential Awards in China. By the end of 2014, he already had 11 million followers on his official Weibo account. He was the only Korean actor invited to attend the 2014 Cosmo Beauty Awards.
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