BY Julie Jones | Sep 16, 2015 02:24 PM EDT
Yoo Yeon Suk, who last played an indifferent restaurant owner in the food-focused drama "Warm and Cozy," has chosen his next project. He will take a role in the musical "Le Passe Muraille," which translates to "The Man Who Walked Through Walls."
According to his agency, King Kong Entertainment, the 31-year-old actor will soon begin preparations for the musical, which opens on Nov. 21.
"The event means a lot to him because he has been craving a chance to take the stage as a musical performer," said a King Kong representative.
Since graduating Sejong University, Yoo appeared in two theater productions, "The Good Person of Szechwan" in 2008 and "The Understudy" in 2009.
"The Man Who Walked Through Walls" is based on a story by French author Marcel Aymé. In the story, a 42-year-old man named Dutilleul wakes up one day to realize he can walk through walls. Suddenly his unremarkable life is transformed into a very remarkable one. He wants to become an extraordinary burglar and the ability to walk through walls can help him realize that dream. Dutilleul also finds love. He meets a married woman named Isabelle, who is locked in her room by her possessive husband. The walls of her bedroom do not present a barrier for Dutilleul.
Yoo will share the musical role with singer and actor Lee Ji Hoon, who was last seen in the drama "You're The Best Lee Soon Shin." Isabelle will be played alternately by actresses Bae Da Hye and Moon Jin Ah.
"The Man Who Walked Through Walls" runs from Nov. 21 to Feb. 14 of 2016. Previous Korean productions of the musical have featured various actors in the role of Dutilleul, including Jo Jung Suk, Im Chang Jung, Lee Jong Hyuk and Park Sang Won.
Yoo Yeon Suk has a varied resume that includes, dramas, musicals and films. Last year, as well as acting in 'Warm and Cozy," Yoo appeared in the film "The Whistle Blower" and played Park Shin Hye's royal mate in "The Royal Tailor." This year he had a role in the film "Beauty Inside" and can be seen in the romantic thriller "Secret Temptation."
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