BY Julie Jones | Sep 14, 2015 11:57 AM EDT
"Marital Harmony" aka "Compatibility" began filming on September 9. And according to the k-movie production company Jupiter Films, the date was significant.
The film company picked that date because it aligned well with the fortunes of its two stars Shim Eun Kyung and Lee Seung Gi.
That's auspicious since "Martial Harmony" is a film about divining the future. Shim Eun Kyung plays Song Hwa, a determined princess who must choose from four men on her potential husband list. But she does not like any of the candidates. She would rather leave the palace than marry any of them.
Lee Seung Gi plays Seo Do Yoon, a fortuneteller who is a genius at reading marital harmony signs. Because the princess can't make up her mind, Seo Do Yoon is assigned to interpret the candidates' compatibility and see which man the princess ought to marry. Yeon Woo Jin, CNBLUE's Kang Min Hyuk, SHINee's Minho and Choi Woo Sik will play the four candidates for the princess' hand but despite their winning qualities, Seo Do Hoon might just be the best man for her.
It's not Lee Seung Gi's first film as he recently appeared in "Love Forecast" with Moon Chae Won. And while he did have a role in the fantasy saeguk "Gu Family Book," "Marital Harmony" is his first historical film. In an interview with the Korean media outlet Naver TV, the singer-actor said the description of the character won him over.
"This is my first historical movie. I was immediately drawn to the character when I started reading the script."
Shim Eun Kyung, who recently starred in the drama "Tomorrow Cantabile," has more film experience than Lee Seung Gi. Shim, who starred in the films "Miss Granny," "Masquerade" and "Sunny," said she was also drawn to her spirited character.
"I was captivated by a female character that leaves the palace to pave her own destiny."
Since Lee Seung Gi is 28, some fans have wondered whether the film will be his last project before enlisting for the two-year mandatory military duty expected of all Korean males, 18 to 35.
According to Lee's agency, Hook Entertainment, nothing has been decided yet. And Lee Seung Gi also signed on to appear in a new tvN travel-reality show, "New Journey to the West, broadcast online via Naver TVCast.
"Marital Harmony" has a 2016 release date.
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